I was recently a
guest blogger for eduwonkette
. She's pushing up against my guideline of
having a Technorati authority of less than 100, so I figure now is as good a
time as any to name her as the next recipient of the crimson
megaphone. For those of you who are unfamiliar with her, eduwonkette is the
pseudonym of an anonymous professor somewhere. I don't know much about her other
than that she's super fun to read because of her willingness to inject levity
and attitude into her blogging. This, of course, makes her blog one that
deserves a bigger audience (DABA). You'll also see
that she often sparks fascinating discussions in her comment areas. If you're
looking for a lighthearted, and yet somehow still serious, look at major policy
issues in education, eduwonkette's a great bet.
Here are a few posts to get you started (see also her posts before she moved to
a Small World After All
Studies, Science, and NCLB
Value-Added Bucket List
Attitudes on Inequality: A Teacher's Dilemma
NYC Teacher Experiment Revisited
list of DABA blogs
DABA posts on a web page
to DABA posts via e-mail
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