November 9th, 2011
12:06 PM ET

Today's Reading List

Here's what the Schools of Thought Editors are reading today:

Sacramento Bee: Elk Grove parents camp out to get their kindergartners in year-round schools
Some California parents wait in line - and in tents - to sign their kindergarten children up for year-long school.

Miami Herald: Florida teachers get ready to get graded
Students grades on Florida’s high-stakes tests will be part of teacher evaluations, and a calculus teacher says he can’t figure out the formula that’s going to be rated by.

New York Times: Why Science Majors Change Their Minds (It’s Just So Darn Hard)
Studies find that 40% of engineering and science majors either switch majors or never finish their degrees.

Detroit Free Press: U-M graduate student research assistants may unionize
University of Michigan’s Board of Regents recently voted to classify graduate researchers as employees rather than as students. That switch could allow these researchers to form a union.

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