Lunch Links

You may have already heard that Randolph County School Board members decided to reverse their week-long ban on Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man by a 6-1 vote last night in a special session called to address the issue, which garnered national attention.

Here’s a video recap of last night’s meeting, with comments from the school board’s chair.


If you have a bit of time during your lunch break to read an in-depth story about New Orleans’ charter schools post-Katrina, this story by journalist Andrea Gabor is sobering and a great piece of investigative journalism. Did you know more than 75% of New Orleans’ schools are charter schools with little government oversight?

And I have another sobering story for you on how one TFAer navigated the Atlantic Public Schools system and what brought her to the decision to leave her post before the end of her two-year teaching commitment.

Finally, check this out — 9,000 fallen people were etched into the sand on Normandy Beach last weekend to commemorate Peace Day. That same number of civilians, Germans and allied forces died during the D-Day beach landings at Arromanches on June 6th, 1944 during World War II.

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