[Ed1] The cost of free college is absorbed by the poor, says a new paper. This is a complaint about merit-based scholarships, but I hadn’t heard it applied to free college before.
[Ed2] Budget cuts at the state and particularly federal level are putting a strain on top-tier midwestern universities.
[Ed3] Quality control for substitute teachers is tough, but the two day suspension is pretty damning.
[Ed4] Schools are apparently being targeted for ransomware attacks.
[Ed5] I’ve come around to the belief that technology in the classroom will ultimately be to education’s benefit, but also that I would be more comfortable if it were mostly a non-profit venture. (There are no shortage of billionaires with a lot of interest in this stuff.)
[Ed6] I’m pretty sure I saw this episode of Every Family Sitcom Ever.
[Ed7] Toby Young wrote a piece on the limits of what schools can do, which became the subject of some controversy when it was pulled by the organization that commissioned it as part of a “diversity of perspectives” effort. There are no Free Speech implications here in any real sense, but I do think Teach First should not have pulled it.
[Ed8] A look at outcomes and efficacy of Amerindian boarding schools.