SAReads Round-Up September 19In this week’s Round-Up, we review the fall-out from the Chicago Teachers’ Union strike, examine the ways in which edu-entrepreneurship is altering the education landscape and view Judy Gelles’ thought-provoking piece entitled “Life Through the Eyes of a 4th Grader.”
While both sides now claim victory at the end of the seven-day strike that shut down most of Chicago’s schools, several publications are debating the larger significance of the work stoppage. First up, the Atlantic offers “The Super Bowl of School Reform: What the Chicago Teacher Strike is Really About” followed by “The Strike – and the Stakes” posted to the Fordham Institute’s site.
EdWeek shines a spotlight on the rapidly expanding educational technology industry in its piece, “Startup Hopefuls Test Ideas with Educators”, while the New America Foundation counters with the ominously titled “The Machines are Taking Over.”
Inside the Schools
NPR examines whether Teachers’ Expectations Can Influence How Students Perform and the NYT’ Nocera discovers How to Fix the Schools.
Why It All Matters
Judy Gelles reminds us why we expend so much ink (and so many pixels) on the issue of children’s education as she looks at Life Through the Eyes of a 4th Grader.
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