What We’re Reading

November 13, 2015
Every week, GC picks out a selection of articles that are relevant to our work and to the civics education space as a whole. We at GC love to expand our learning in every aspect of what we do, and we hope you enjoy our selections!

 
Here’s why $7 billion didn’t help America’s worst schools, Politico- A detailed expose that investigates whether government-funded school turn-arounds actually produced results.  Important journalistic work.
 

The Renaissance of Student Activism, The Atlantic- In the wake of increased student activism on universities, is student activism making a comeback?  Will this lead to actual change?

 

“Edu-speak” is a disease that undermines efforts to improve U.S. schools, The Heckinger Report- Why all the incessant acronyms and different ways to describe education and learning actually make it hard to change and improve our school system.

 

In Swan Song, Arne Duncan Extols School Progress Under His Tenure, New York Times- Outgoing Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks about the progress he thinks has been created under his tenure.  This speech actually occurred at the Burke School in Boston, a GC partner for 3 years.

 
Ben Carson accidentally stumbled on a great idea for improving education, Vox- A fun and detailed read on how Ben Carson actually proposed an incredibly progressive way to reform school funding.

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