My favorite Quebecois-American, E. J. Dionne, Jr., bats some interesting historical electoral numbers around
Eugene Robinson examines the rhetoric
of some of our
I seem to be doing a lot of ranting about No Child Left Behind, lately. This NPR story
does a very good job of summing up why, especially in regards to special education.
Speaking of education, I'm just pleased as punch about the new Charter School for the Classics
in Washington. I can hear semper_augustus
squeeing right along with me. As for critics claiming that it caters to the elite and swipes kids from community schools, give the parents a high-quality alternative--and an environment where their kids don't have to walk through metal detectors every morning--and maybe Washington Latin won't have to get special permission to raise its cap a second year.
Less brightly, a Chicago high school principal gambled, and lost
. I don't know that I agree with McGreal's tactic, but I certainly understand his frustration. And I applaud his guts and gumption in standing up and trying to do
something. Good luck to you, Mr. McGreal.
And, especially for reportergirlkes
, a little journalistic history
.Edited to add NPR story and to fix spelling and mechanics.
Edited to add Washington Latin and Martin McGreal stories.