Your Booing Is Crushing The Souls Of America's Youth Deadspin The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association is in the business of protecting feelings, and they feel like your boos are going to make someone cry. The Conspiracy Of Pizzas? Ed Wonks Some folks seem to be convinced that Pizza Hut is orchestrating a top-secret scheme to make America's school children into Souless Automatons Pizza Addicts. The Vagina Controversy The Hall Monitor Three students have been suspended for saying the word “vagina” during an Open Mic Night Friday at John Jay High School in Cross River....


There are two big events taking place a week from tomorrow -- a joint House-Senate hearing on NCLB reauthorization and a higher ed Spellings Commission "what did it accomplish" event. The NCLB event, sponsored by the big four (Miller, Kennedy, McKeon, and Enzi) includes as witnesses mostly the usual suspects. The hearing, titled “Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization: Improving NCLB to Close the Achievement Gap,” will be held in room 2175 of the Rayburn House Office Building on Tuesday, March 13, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. Click at bottom to read the members' pull quotes. It's interesting to ...


There's a long NYT article on developing child athletes from this weekend that describes the dull, uncomfortable process of learning that is familiar to many teachers and parents -- but maybe not so obvious to others who think of learning as "natural" or merely a function of time, or who have forgotten how hard, how frustrating it is to learn something new. The story opens with the writer's description of her daughter's first frustrating (and unsuccessful) efforts to hit a baseball -- "Toss after toss, she missed. Five tosses. Then 10." -- followed a day later by sudden and unexpected ...


A call for separation of school and state Boston Globe Entitled to teach anything. That means, the judge ruled, that parents have no authority to veto elements of a public-school curriculum they dislike. They have no right to be notified before those elements are presented in class. U.S. Prosperity Will Demand Radical Action, 2 Groups Say WaPo The business group and the think tank, which had been at loggerheads on a number of other issues, said they came together because U.S. schools are failing children and putting the nation's competitiveness in the global economy at risk. Critics denounce ...


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