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Sidwell Friends School, which Chelsea Clinton attended

Sidwell Friends School, which Chelsea Clinton attended

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Weekend Reads: What if we spent on every kid what the Trumps and Clintons spent on theirs?

  • Detroit would seem like the kind of place where national funders and charter networks would want to be. But it’s not, and here’s why. (Chalkbeat)
  • If America spent on every student what Clinton and Trump spent on their own children’s education, schools would be very different. (Politics K-12)
  • Donald Trump played principal for a day at one New York City school in 1997 and offended pretty much everyone in the building. (The 74 Million)
  • There aren’t many Teachers for Trump. But are the ones who support him doing their jobs responsibly? (Jenn Binis)
  • Hillary Clinton is positioning herself as a uniter on divisive education policy issues. (Hechinger Report)
  • Tim Kaine’s wife, Anne Holton, stepped down this week as Virginia’s secretary of education to support his vice presidential bid. Catch up on her record. (Washington Post)
  • What the chief of the country’s largest teachers union has to say about this year’s election. (American Prospect)
  • Dozens of Colorado schools have run out of time to improve. Go inside one school’s all-hands-on-deck effort to boost scores before it’s too late. (Chalkbeat)
  • Diane Ravitch is expanding and updating her 2010 book that indicts corporate-style education reforms. Here’s an excerpt. (Alternet)
  • Big-city superintendents are increasingly coming from inside their districts. That’s a notable change. (Larry Cuban)
  • “Project-based learning” is in vogue. But is it everything it’s cracked up to be? (Curriculum Matters)
  • A New York City educator describes the mixed bag of support she’s received and pleads for more for all teachers. (Medium)
  • A nonprofit executive is examining himself and his sector after a student his organization championed ended up struggling. (Chalkbeat)