- The editors of The New York Times survey recent trends in teacher evaluations.
- James Valesquez writes for The Foundry about the inappropriateness of strikes in the public sector
- In the Chicago Tribune, Carolyn Alessio muses on the role of a teacher in character development, and Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlines his work and stance on education reform
This past week also contained Constitution Day, and, not surprisingly, The Heritage Foundation had a number of related pieces.
- Matthew Spalding writes that "Our Constitution is Under Fire"
- Julia Shaw writes about "Our Forgotten Constitution," pointing out some little-known phrases
- On a related note, Rich Tucker writes about "real threats" to the American dream
I had quite a wide variety of highlighted pieces on matters of faith and theology, which I will organize by publication
- Christian Post: Jeff Schapiro on a new compilation of C.S. Lewis' views on evolution and science, Greg Stier's quick tips for increasing evangelistic effectiveness, Thom S. Rainer on what non-Christians think of Christians, and one of the best defenses of music in corporate worship I have ever read, Rob Smith's very thorough argument for singing in the life of the church
- Christianity Today: John Ortberg on "Jesus' unparalleled impact on human history," Tim Stafford's thought-provoking discussion of miracles, and a review of a book about the tendency for Christians to idolize marriage
- Elsewhere: David Mathis for The Gospel Coalition on "worship etiquette," for lack of a better term, and James K.A. Smith for Reformed Worship on the importance of gathering for worship before scattering for service
Finally, two more pieces: