Some history of school reform, in the form of what exactly went on the 1980's with the report called "A Nation at Risk" and what the author sees as the risk today. I think that he probably has it right -- that the challenge is making sure that all of our students have access to good quality education, even those traditionally underserved by the system. What's amazing about that? I have no idea. I feel like that's what the Breakthrough Collaborative (formerly Summerbridge) has been saying for years. Seriously, this is news?
Also from the NYT, "Informal Style of Electronic Messages is Showing Up in Schoolwork, Study Finds." First: they did a STUDY on this? And second, duh.