On this, the feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexico and, undoubtedly, the little slice of the 408 in which I work, I offer these electronic linkages after barely being able to navigate my car through the crowds pouring into the church a block from school, after buying some sidewalk tacos and churros, and after disingenuously telling a student, Sure, I'll be right in
, when she asked if I was going to mass.
- The Quick and the Ed: Maybe I'm making too big a deal of this, but I'm impressed with Carey's subtle navigation through the it's-the-poverty/ it's-the-schools white-water. I'm impressed also, with his dismissal of Richard Rothstein's argument for the exact reason he ought to be dismissed, a reason I have yet to see gain serious traction. Admirable too, is his framing of NCLB "supporters" within a context of those who believe that the detrimental effects of poverty are surmountable, given a more effective distribution of resources (humancapital humancapital humancapital). This is especially refreshing in the context of this facile rejection of that very argument.
- My First Year: Seven first year 510 teachers blog about the time. While not prolific, or genre-busting, I'm drawn to this because four of the seven found their way into teaching through the alt-route certification programs I either directed or deputy-directed last summer. Man oh man, I used to leave + / ∆ forms in the back of your summer school classroom, and now you're blogging...