December 19th, 2011
01:52 PM ET

Today's Reading List

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

New York Times: Profits and Questions at Online Charter Schools
Nine for-profit companies run dozens of online public K-12 schools across the country. Several of the companies make a profit, but critics say that comes at a price: lower-performing students.

The Atlantic: The Great Education Hypocrisy: What's So Bad About For-Profit Teaching?
The author argues that public-private partnerships should develop public education policy. He says that similar partnerships in the space program and communications, among others, have led to innovation and jobs. Kids can continue to learn during the holidays
Dr. Bob Wilmott, chief of pediatrics at a St. Louis hospital, says parents should encourage children to have a balance of relaxation and mental activity during the holidays. He suggests several holiday activities that he says will keep young minds stimulated.

NPR: An Early College Economics Lesson For One Student
A high school student comes to the realization that the cost of college may outweigh his ability to pay for it in the future.

U.S. News & World Report:Better High School Graduation Rates May Be An Illusion
New federal laws will standardize how states calculate their graduation rates. Some states could see a drop in this statistic, but one expert says the new figures will be a better reflection of reality.

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