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Weekend Reads: The ethical quandary of the turnaround administrator

  • An administrator asks if it’s ethical to pull his children out of the low-performing schools he’s supposed to help. (Dear Prudence)
  • Taken together, two charts suggest that American students do a lot of homework that doesn’t pay off. (Vox)
  • AFT President Randi Weingarten shared her own sexual assault story as part of a union push to protect women. (Jezebel)
  • An education professor argues that teachers unions should agitate against police brutality. (Jacobin)
  • The upswing in school choice in Nashville leaves neighborhood schools with uncertain futures. (The Scene)
  • A teacher grapples with the best way to write about teaching and lands on some solid advice. (Rational Expressions)
  • A city ESL teacher says bilingual programs sound promising — as long as they’re done right. (NYC Educator)
  • A former teacher shares a tongue-in-cheek quiz to help colleagues figure out if they’re no good at their jobs. (Answer Sheet)
  • Two New York City educators see a school-to-prison pipeline for gifted students and want to change it. (Hechinger)
  • The latest episode of a podcast about careers profiles a KIPP principal from Houston. (Slate)
  • The Common Core State Standards could be on the precipice of widespread repeal. (Hechinger)
  • Idaho student journalists “plagiarized” a news story after their new state superintendent did the same thing. (Romenesko)
  • A recap of 2014’s biggest news in Los Angeles schools starts with the superintendent’s resignation. (L.A. School Report)
  • “The Colbert Report,” which ended this week, frequently featured education-related guests. (Russo)
  • Below, a college admissions video from Democracy Prep Charter High School that made some Chalkbeaters cry.

Post by Princeton University.