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The Week That Was: GOOD Education

\r\n\r\nIt was a busy week.\r\n\r\nWe began our days with Morning Roundups and picked up steam from there.\r\n\r\nMichael Salmonowicz's essay, The ABC's of...


It was a busy week.We began our days with Morning Roundups and picked up steam from there.Michael Salmonowicz's essay, The ABC's of Struggling Schools, chronicled how literacy is at the heart of the problems that plague our lowest-performing public schools. It inspired some serious GOODMarks.As did Nikhil's post on Davis Guggenheim's latest documentary Waiting for Superman, which hopes to do for the education reform world what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change.Earlier this week, a school district in Riverside, California, banned dictionaries after parents complained that their children had access to the definition of oral sex. Jon Stewart chided Obama for his use of a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom. And the Apple tablet made its debut and with it, talk that higher education may soon become totally irrelevent.And all is alive and well on the community board, where several of you posted this week. Please, keep it coming. We love to hear what's going on.Finally, in no particular order, Howard Zinn passed away, Obama delivered his annual State of the Union, and Herbert J. Gans, Columbia's famed sociologist, joined the rarified ranks of GOOD's contributors.Image via Marilynn K. Yee at The New York Times.
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