Saturday, September 29, 2012

Articles of the Week - 9/29

I had quite the variety this week, both in terms of my scheduled activities and in my blog reading. Here is a sampling of the latter.

First, in education news and commentary

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wrote an op-ed in the Chicago Tribune challenging the city to not shy away from education reform
  • Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush discussed digital learning at NBC's Education Nation Summit
  • Lindsey Burke of The Heritage Foundation outlines movement in the public debate over education, in part due Heritage's opposition to national standards. (For me, I am not opposed to national standards, I am just opposed to them being law.)
  • Amy Payne, also of Heritage, discusses a new feature film highlighting parental involvement in education
In case you missed it, there was some interesting news in arts and entertainment. The Musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra went on strike last weekend. John von Rhein and Mark Caro (of the Tribune) reflect on the national implications of this move, and Mark Caro reported on the eventual outcome - and what may come. In the broader topic of the arts, I found an interesting piece about an artist moving from the city to the country (part of Christianity Today's This is Our City project).

Plenty of good reads on matters of faith and theology this week as well:
On matters of public policy and politics, I came across Jesse Eaves' update for World Vision on the fight against trafficking, David Azerrad's call in The Foundry for a "real opportunity agenda," and Lexington's analysis for The Economist of the voting culture in America.

Finally, Carrie Muskat reports for MLB that Dale Sveum's first year with the Chicago Cubs had elements of success, John Hubbach discusses moving from one suburb to another, and a young professional violinist offers seven tips for time management.

What articles, blogs, or columns caught your attention this week?

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