Must-See TV, Must-Read Mathews, PTA Must Call Hannaway!…And, From The Gray Lady, More Incoming?

This (two words Game 6) is all that matters today, but apparently there is news elsewhere, anyway. MO’s Sager (who as a New York journo is in a position to know such things) says that the New York Times is working on another hit piece on charter schools. Apparently it’s about ideology. Hopefully they will …

Edutease?

This item from last Thursday has occasioned emails from readers wondering what the big news is/was. Sorry! Other things came up and it slipped. The news is this $300K Bill Gates contribution to the campaign in Washington State fighting to preserve that state’s charter school law which the teachers’ union there is trying to take …

Thursday’s News…Rumors…You Can Go Your Own Way?…And, Punchback on Unobligated Funds!

Kaus gives voice (and summons Ron Brownstein) to the increasingly high-decibel rumor floating around about the Kennedy NCLB corrections bill that George Miller wants no part of. The retroactivity bill is a good idea, but — policy merits aside — this next step seems very ill-considered because (a) The Republicans will never let it see …

Friday’s AM News

Must read Karin Chenoweth column on reading instruction in The Washington Post. New Mathematica study on free/reduced price school lunch eligibility. The punchline? Fraud not rampant. Incidentally, program integrity obviously matters but generally in practice, when in doubt, school officials give a poor kid a free lunch (often the best meal they see all day). …

AM Reading

Over the weekend The Washington Post’s Colbert I. King discussed Bill Cosby’s controversial remarks from last week. Amazingly, the only other place the Post has been running discussion of Cosby’s provocative comments has been in the gossip column… Tamar Lewin looked at the new SAT in the NYT. Kaplan, the test prep company, is touting …

Morning News Roundup

Secret Weapon? If the Bushies had any sense they’d muzzle Rod Paige, Gene Hickok, and even the President himself and just send out the First Lady to talk about education if this story from The Oregonian is any indication…Karen Symms Gallagher writes in USA Today that college rankings are bunk…and in the LA Times Crispin …