Bookmarked Revenge of the Lunch Lady by an author

What McCoy had done in Huntington was exactly the kind of thing Republicans claim to celebrate. She wasnโ€™t a Washington bureaucrat telling people to do it her way, or no way at all; she was a well-intentioned local who had figured out what made sense for her community and acted on it.

Jane Black explores the complexity associated with school meals. Although Jamie Oliver argued that it was simply about providing students with healthy food, Black explores the challenges of standards, funding, equipment, and training.
Liked Tehan threatens to withhold school funding unless deal is struck by Henrietta Cook (The Sydney Morning Herald)

The Morrison government has threatened to withhold billions of dollars of funding earmarked for Australian public and private schools next year if states refuse to sign up to its new education funding deal.

I agree with James Merlino:

โ€œIf Mr Tehan were serious about education, he would work with states and territories to provide fair funding for every child rather than come up with solutions that pit one sector against the other.โ€

This feels like Groundhog Day. I am a little sick of the politics associated with state education. The way this is going I might threaten to vote Labor in the next election ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Liked How Much SHOULD a Public School Teacher Make? (The Tempered Radical)

Long story short:ย  Iโ€™m a realist.ย  Teachers are never going to make a fortune.ย  Itโ€™s not fiscally responsible โ€” and the fact of the matter is that we HAVE to be fiscally responsible.ย ย 

But letโ€™s quit pretending that teachers who are using their voices to draw attention to the sad state of funding in our public schools and to the impact those funding choices are having on kids are bad people trying to fleece America.

Bookmarked Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least? (

Many preschool teachers live on the edge of financial ruin. Would improving their training โ€” and their pay โ€” improve outcomes for their students?

Jeenen Interlandi provides a view into the problems associated with preschool in the USA:

Teaching preschoolers is every bit as complicated and important as teaching any of the K-12 grades, if not more so. But we still treat preschool teachers like babysitters.

This reminds me of the work of Bronwyn Hinz.

Via Ian O’Byrne’s TLDR Newsletter