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What We're Reading: Should stand alone middle schools be abolished?

  • The president of the Eagle Academy Foundation argues that standalone middle schools should be abolished. (Daily Beast)
  • In Chicago, high schools are segregated by students’ prior academic achievement. (WBEZ)
  • A postscript about the cheating scandal in Atlanta’s schools is a tragedy all around. (New Yorker)
  • The billionaire, right-wing Koch Brothers are trying — and succeeding — to influence what schools teach. (HuffPo)
  • In Philadelphia, out-of-date textbooks put poor students at a disadvantage when prepping for tests. (Atlantic)
  • The struggling Detroit Free Press is doing away with its high school journalism program. (CJR)
  • An educator says recruiting more teachers of color won’t solve schools’ problems. (Jose Vilson)
  • Against trends, here’s an argument in favor of ed tech that isn’t student-centered. (Annie Murphy Paul)
  • A parent argues against the culture of competition among children. (Deadspin)
  • Sweden ran with vouchers and doesn’t have improved student performance to show for it. (Slate)
  • In New York City, some schools disproportionately punish students with long suspensions. (New York World)

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