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The Week That Was: GOOD Education


The Week That Was.Trade School, a pop-up storefront on Manhattan's Lower East Side, is holding classes where entry is based not on money or talent, but on meeting the needs of a particular teacher. Intrigued by the concept, one of its founders answered our questions.We featured Michelle Obama's campaign against childhood obesity and what sorts of foods might soon be outlawed. Also, Madeleine Sackler's documentary, The Lottery, which asks whether kids' education should be left to chance.All the while, Morning Roundups continued to pick up steam. Nikhil looked at whether college makes you more liberal (it does) and whether charter schools are tools of segregation (yes, sometimes). He also examined the trend of women outnumbering men on college campuses by a ratio of 57 to 43 and whether school libraries will soon be book-less.David Donaldson's second disptach from his classroom in Baltimore, and a new contributor, Samuel Steinberg Seidel, whose essay on when traditional forms of education become innovative, are worthy of your weekend.And last, but certainly not least, the Scholar Ladies did their inimitable thing:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zGFqSji420Photo via OurGoods' Flickr stream.
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