Week Links in Education: Nov. 5

Some of the stories and essays, particularly related to education in the United States, that caught my attention this week. A 🕛 symbol indicates a known metered paywall. A ⏳ symbol indicates availability for a limited time.


Three weeks after claiming he knew of a school that installed a litter box for a furry, Joe Rogan admitted it wasn’t true.

Last week’s NAEP scores don’t reflect an educational emergency, writes 🕛 Jay Caspian Kang. They expose Americans’ fear that our children will live worse than we did.

Across the University of California system, UAW locals representing 48,000 academic workers voted to authorize a strike.

Collin College, a noted bastion of free speech, has settled with a professor it fired for saying she worked there.

The U.S. Department of Education plans to make life easier for student borrowers.

The Supreme Court heard arguments in cases that will let the Republican majority ban race-conscious college admissions.

About half the respondents in a recent survey think the Dobbs ruling will influence where they go to medical school.

Do America’s K-12 teachers believe civics education should be “content-free”? Rick Hess is worried 🕛 about a RAND study.

To break a strike, the government of Ontario plans to fine teachers $4,000 per day.

In Brazil, many young people see the presidential victory of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as a win for education.

Adele wants to study English literature. That makes sense, writes Andrea Busfield. By the way, you’re saying her name wrong.

In Arizona, the future of public education is the one-room schoolhouse.

Anxiety doesn’t make you worse at taking tests, according to research on German medical students. But it does interfere with studying.

The outcome of America’s nationwide elections on Tuesday could hinge on relatively inactive voters who care deeply about local education.

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