Starting this week, I will be providing a weekly update of what I think were valuable or interesting articles and cartoons. This first publication is short because I just remembered that I was going to do this. Next week I will be more conscious of setting aside articles that I think need a closer look.

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Week of September 4, 2011 Update

First a little humor.

http://standardizedtests.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=4346

Who has your child’s information?

http://www.click2houston.com/news/24744575/detail.html

And on that note, a previous Seattle Education post about divulging information regarding students and teachers in Seattle

https://seattleducation2010.wordpress.com/2010/06/16/should-the-school-district-be-allowed-to-give-our-kids%E2%80%99-phone-numbers-addresses-and-photos-to-every-tom-dick-and-pollster/

Another Broad-trained superintendent bit the dust this summer…

http://articles.philly.com/2011-08-21/news/29911911_1_ackerman-school-reform-commission-superintendent

but still got her cut of the action, almost $1M of it.

http://www.thenotebook.org/blog/114028/district-hook-all-ackermans-payout

Meeting with the Mayor this Saturday in Madrona. This would be a great time to tell the mayor what you’re thinking.

http://mayormcginn.seattle.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/9.10-Madrona-Neighborhood-Visit-Flyer.pdf

And the week cannot end without a word from one of my fave bloggers, Jim Horn, on HR bill 2218 that the for profit Teach for America Wendy Kopp and her husband who happens to be CEO of KIPP charter franchise , have been working on as I suppose what will be their college fund/retirement plan, a charter school in every pot staffed by, you guessed it, TFA recruits.

Have a great weekend.

Dora