Five links that made us think this week.
What’s the purpose of K-12 education? Over at Impatient Optimists, Irvin Scott argues that primary education should prepare students for colleges and careers, while Anthony Cody says “that’s not enough.”
Who’s the boss in the classroom? It’s Tony Danza, who shares what he learned during the year he spent teaching 10th-graders in Philadelphia.
Great for girls, but what does it mean for boys? A recently released report shows that female high school students are more likely to aspire to attend college and graduate than their male counterparts.
Should teachers be able to spank their students? Corporal punishment is legal in many states.
And finally, as students return to the classroom, one teacher shares a beautiful moment in the classroom, and reminds us that it’s those moments that keep teachers going day after day.
We’re taking a long weekend and will be back on Tuesday. Happy Labor Day, everyone!