DCPS stories worth reading
In the daily torrent of education news and commentary, interesting work can easily get overlooked. I'll try to get in the habit of flagging DCPS-related pieces that I think are worth your time. I came across three today.
In Mother Jones, teacher Roger Garfield describes his rough first year at Youth Services Center, the alternative school for students in grades 7-12 who have been involved with the juvenile justice system and classified as wards of the state.
On his blog, AEI education scholar Rick Hess offers his take on the fate of education reform in the District should Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee decamp after the primary (This was also the topic of my piece in Tuesday's paper). Hess likens the work done by Rhee to an industrial drill bit, and says it can take more than one to break through such a resistant surface. When one wears down, another equally strong one is swapped into place. Hess wonders if a Gray administration will settle for a duller bit that slows progress.
New York Magazine's John Heilemann examines the powerful clash surrounding the new education documentary "Waiting for Superman, featuring Rhee and AFT president Randi Weingarten.
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