“120 American Charter Schools and One Secretive Turkish Cleric; The FBI is investigating a group of educators who are followers of a mysterious Islamic movement. But the problems seem less related to faith than to the oversight of charter schools.” By Scott Beauchamp. Atlantic. August 12, 2014.
“New Orleans Charters Prepare For A Big First Day Of School.” All Things Considered/National Public Radio. August 11, 2014.
“State Tightens Rules For Charter Schools.” New Haven Independent. August 13, 2014.
FOR-PROFIT SCHOOLS & COLLEGES
“The Law-School Scam; For-profit law schools are a capitalist dream of privatized profits and socialized losses. But for their debt-saddled, no-job-prospect graduates, they can be a nightmare.” By Paul Campos.Atlantic. August 13, 2014.
“Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe; Corinthian Colleges said last month that it would sell 85 of its 107 campuses and online programs. Above, the lobby of Corinthian’s Everest College in Santa Ana in June.” By Chris Kirkham. Los Angeles Times. August 14, 2014.
“Teaching Is Not a Business.” By David L. Kirp. Op-ed. New York Times. August 17, 2014.
“Donors boost Mass. public colleges; Fund-raising in state’s systems brings steady flow.” By Matt Rocheleau. Boston Globe. August 11, 2014.
“A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.” By Keith Schneider. New York Times. August 13, 2014.
“Social issues swirl at Gordon College; Stance on gays changes climate; Gordon College, with more than 2,100 students, has built a reputation as a faith-based institution with an inclusive feel, well to the left of more doctrinaire religious schools.” By Peter Schworm. Boston Globe. August 13, 2014.
“A mind is a terrible thing to waste at Yale; Review of William Deresiewicz’s “Excellent Sheep.” By Carlos Lozada. Washington Post. August 17, 2014.
PUBLIC SCHOOL PHILANTHTROPY
“Can Kickstarter save arts education?” By Caitlin Dewey. Washington Post. August 15, 2014.
“Michelle Rhee drops out of school group; StudentsFirst was hobbled by a high staff turnover rate and embarrassing PR.” By Stephanie Simon. Politico.com. August 13, 2014.
“Ex-Head of Washington Schools Steps Down at Advocacy Group.” New York Times. August 14, 2014.
“Michelle Rhee to step down as head of advocacy group StudentsFirst; Michelle Rhee gives a speech in Los Angeles last year. She is stepping down as head of StudentsFirst, an education advocacy group that pushes for teacher evaluation systems that are based largely on student performance.” Los Angeles Times. August 14, 2014.