I wish I had more ideas these days. I feel like every day is about what’s on TV or some other crap, but that seems to be the nature of this winter, or this part of it. Long hours, short days, you know the drill.
So I’m taking a couple of days off. Photo posts only until the well refills. In the meantime, some Twitter-y bloggage:
Karen Francisco is an editorial writer at the other paper in Fort Wayne, the one I didn’t work for — the Journal Gazette. No education writer in town, or maybe the state, has been doing the sort of reporting she’s been doing on the education reforms taking place in Indiana, and it’s too bad they’re running on the op-ed pages, because they should be out front. This particular piece, on a particularly bone-chilling charter-school operation in Fort Wayne, is worth your time no matter where you live, because this is the latest thing in for-profit education, and may well be coming to a neighborhood near you. (Bonus fun fact: This school is two blocks from my old house. It’s safe to say the Sprig-man lifted his leg on every bush in that picture.)
Just in case you weren’t depressed enough by the last bag of Dorito’s you ate, this NYT magazine story will bring you down even more, because guess what? It’s way worse than you thought.
Have a good rest of the week, all.