Week in Reads – Feb. 19

Inbox & the Web

Critical pedagogy, identity, and true Self.

The surge in the number of students eligible for free or reduced lunch (a measure of poverty) didn’t just happen over night. Inequality doesn’t just happen over night. It’s been happening for a while, and growing, and will continue to grow. Throwing vouchers and waivers around like it’ll fix the education problem for poor families ignores a lot of intersecting factors that result in what we call “poor academic performance.”

Is there an average outside its use in scientific measurements? What does it mean to “be average”?

“Unschooling” is a thing, but it just sounds like “fancy homeschooling for white folks.”

The Hard Stuff

The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles by Haruki Murakami