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Educational dystopia, school reform, student data protections, USDA response, what can we do about the schools in NOLA, academia as a lifestyle choice- Required Reading 2/27/2014

Well, what has Speecharella been reading this week?  Lots-

Thanks to Alexander Russo for pointing us to this dystopian educational thriller- The Newman Resident.

Though the task is somewhat akin to finding the corners in a circle, this is a pretty good take on making sense of the school reform movement.

Maybe it’s not a good idea for public schools to just be a massive data mine? Let’s find out about protecting student data in California.

EduShyster connects us with an update on the continuing crisis in the New Orleans public schools. Some of these anecdotes sound like something from an Onion satire of  Great Expectations.

USDA responds to Utah incident when cafeteria worker threw away a kid’s lunch.

Here’s a nice entry on maintaining Sanity as you wend your way through grad school.

This is kind of a happy, kind of a sad piece by Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo on how he came to and left academia. Sometimes your dreams come true and it’s maybe not so great.

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Speecharella is a speech pathologist at a small public school district in a one of those states that is suspicious of teachers and other people with an unnatural fondness for taking courses and such.

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