If you haven’t RSVPd for the metro Denver chapter of Parents Across America’s kickoff, tonight at 6:30 at Kepner Middle School, here are the details.
And today’s must-read articles:
- How healthy is our democracy, and how are our schools helping or hurting? Sabrina Stevens tells us what she thinks.
- A group of parents in Chicago from a high-minority, low-income school are facing an overly-aggressive turnaround strategy imposed on them from Chicago Public Schools. The strategy will force a private company on their community to manage them, and last Saturday, parents decided to occupy the school. Here is a photo album and quick description of what happened. Note: this same turnaround strategy is used in Denver, most recently in the Montbello area.
- Rethinking Schools is taking on the problem of the school-to-jailhouse track in an insightful commentary.
- What’s with the bipartisan embrace around the extreme, anti-public education agenda? Seattle Education 2010 opines.