Can’t take yes for an answer – what the teachers’ unions and DeSantis have in common.
This week some of the topics we discuss include the following:
- Can’t say yes to equity and excellence (00:01:10)
- Can’t say yes to providing parents with timely access to results or resources and tools to support their kids in mitigating pandemic learning losses (00:08:42)
- Can’t say yes to improving the way we teach history and civics (00:18:59)
- Can’t say yes to academic freedom and the full exchange of ideas (00:28:28)
- Can’t say yes to what is best for kids as a core value of collective bargaining (00:35:28)
- Economist article about math reforms in San Francisco that have generated neither excellence or equity.
- Emerging Democratic Majority book by John B. Judis
- Recent NYT article about Ruy Teixeira and his views on the modern positioning of the Democratic Party on key issues
- The Meritocracy Trap by Daniel Markovitz
- NYT Op-ed by Tom Kane and Sean Reardon about parents not knowing how far behind their kids are.
- EdSource commentary by Steve Rees and David Osborne about the weakness of California’s new school dashboard
- The 74 article about dropping NAEP Civics results
- The Righteous Mind, Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion by Jonathan Haidt,
- Tweet from Tom Loveless about the politicizing of NAEP releases
- Atlantic article by Conor Friedersdorf about recently passed Florida laws likely being deemed unconstitutional
- Hemmingway quote (not Buffett) about going bankrupt gradually, then suddenly.