Lots of good stuff to read. In keeping with my pesonal views on education, check out the following posts:
the Liberty Papers argues that government should get out of the business of education. A noble thought, but one that would require amending every state constitution, which provides for public education. Nonetheless a very compelling argument.
The Unrepentant Individual argues that teachers unions are as big a threat to our national security as Islamist terrorists. (I will have more on this post later).
This post by A History Teacher, reminds me and hopefully everyone, the impact a single teacher can make on a given student.