More Katrina’s Kids

Washington Post weighs-in with a very sensible editorial. Targeted, modest, and time-limited. While hardly surprising at this point, the Bush Administration’s ability to mortgage the high ground on an issue in favor of playing politics still manages to astound…Eduwonk readers weigh-in later…

Using Good Judgment…And Irony In NYC…Updated: Eva Moskowitz’s Atrocities Toward Teachers!!!

If you want a quick lesson in why it’s so hard to get a lot of pols to do the right thing on education policy, New York is a good place to look. Eva Moskowitz, chair of the city council’s education committee was running for Manhattan Borough president. Moskowitz has been a favorite target of …

Katrina Relief

Instapundit has a handy list of Katrina relief sites if you want to give. The Red Cross site is difficult to access, probably overloaded. In any event, you can send a check to the Red Cross at this address: American Red Cross, PO Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013. And, if you send a check rather …

Patriotic Potpourri

Happy Fourth, everyone. How about some Presidential words of inspiration for… Educators:Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation. — John F. Kennedy …

Dems, Dial It Back A Few Clicks. Please. It Matters. Down With Dress Codes! And Probably The Sweetest Fish Pic Ever.

ICYMI earlier in the week I wrote about why, despite the stridency about non-profit and for-profit status, tax status actually doesn’t matter a lot in key ways. Last week I took a look at AI and suggested that while bias is an issue given how these models work, we shouldn’t over-index on it. Google over-indexed …

Vibes And Narratives Are No Way To Go Through Ed Policy Son…Plus Fish!

This is a long one. Buckle up. But there is fish at the end. Coming attractions: Look for a LinkedIn live on Monday with Andy Jacobs, Christine Pitts, and me discussing the strike in Portland. Like other strikes lately remarkably little attention in the media. Andy and Christine are both education experts, and also Portland …

Book Banning Could Be A Good Issue For Democrats, But It’s Not A Sure Thing

Bottom line: If the Republicans can land on a message that highlights the Democratic liabilities here then the issue won’t break as cleanly to the Democrats as people assume. I’ve mentioned before that the core Democratic political problem right now is how the party is being held hostage by its activist class. It’s not a …