May 1, 2015

Detroit Debt, Roadtrip! AOTH Content, Learning Accelerators, Sanders’ Subsidies, And More!

By Bellwether

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New plan to fix the financial problems at the Detroit Public Schools.

Check out Roadtrip Nation if you haven’t already seen the show, visited the website, or read the book. Started with an actual road trip and has grown into a great initiative about helping young people discover all the myriad ways to find your passion and build a career. If you’re in D.C. their green RV is in front of the Newseum. They stopped by Bellwether earlier in the week, great people and a terrific project.

There is so much good content at the Ahead of the Heard blog, Chad Aldeman on NAEP, Andy Smarick on Detroit, Becky Crowe on talent, and more.

Andrew Kelly and David DeSchryver on learning accelerators via a new General Assembly paper.

Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the rich can “literally” buy elections. The Washington Post editorial board says his higher ed policy ideas would give them more cash to do so.

More private equity/public pension frenemy action.  School finance and performance data from Nashville.

This will just make pretty much everyone (except Dan Weisberg, and probably even him, it’s that sweet) feel good.

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