A pair of columns about Democrats, one about what black voters lost by hitching their star to them, and another about the price Democrats paid for letting unions die, cried out to me. It's very much something that's been freaking me out, particularly since Trump took the White House. Show More Summary
SAGE Journals is allowing access for one month behind its paywall so people can read the article Understanding Twitter Use by Major LIS Professional Organisations in the United States.The article is from the recent issue of the Journal...Show More Summary
The Los Angeles Unified School District is going to have its hands full dealing with employee contract issues, if the smoke signals emanating from local unions are any indication. SEIU Local 99, which represents some 30,000 LAUSD education support employees, is currently holding an all-member strike authorization vote. Show More Summary
By default, Facebook makes it more complicated than it needs to be to delete an account. Their default state is to have an account be deactivated, but not deleted. However, both the deactivation and deletion process can be undone if a person logs back into Facebook. Show More Summary
The California Teachers Association has so much money it is funding political ads for gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom, and against him. CTA endorsed Newsom and has already contributed to his campaign. The union also gave $25,000 to the Asian American Small Business PAC, which evidently prefers a different candidate. Show More Summary
The librarianship.ca website has been running a series of librarian profiles called 13 Questions With...Here is the most recent one with Fiona Anthes, Supervisor, Military History Research Centre, Canadian War Museum: "Why a career in...Show More Summary
from Wrench in the GearsMarch 18, 2018I realize this is a very long post and not all that readable. I will try and break it down further in the near future, but for now consider it a work in progress; a way for me to gather a lot of divergent ideas, spheres of influence, and money trails in one place. Show More Summary
“[W]hen teachers aren’t unionized, they’re exploited — and when teachers suffer, so do kids.” — Florina Rodov This amazing piece by Florina Rodov on Shondaland is a must read. Taking place at one of the seedy charter corporations here in Los Angeles, the story Rodov tells is all too familiar to all of us that are anti-privatization activists. Show More Summary
from Wrench in the GearsMarch 12, 2018 Today I offered public testimony at a special hearing discussing early literacy education and standards held by the Education Committee of Philadelphia City Council. Below is a recording of my testimony, followed by the written text I submitted for the record. Show More Summary
We are all conformists; it’s part of human nature. But sometimes our conformist nature leads us to do things that are downright silly or, worse, tragic.
If standard schooling were a drug, it would have to come with a lot of warnings, if it were permitted at all. There's no evidence that it works better than a placebo.
When Mike Lanza became a father 11 years ago, he was determined to provide his son—and now his three sons—with a childhood of play.
The high rates of emotional disorders and problems among college students have generated concern. Here I present views about the sources of students’ emotional difficulties.
College counseling services report increases in emotional fragility in students. What is the evidence that these changes are the result of a rise in helicopter parenting?