A Garden Grows In LA
It's easy to forget that School Me includes both blog posts and a weekly column by Bob Sipchen (aka the LA Times' Jay Mathews), but if you're sick of the NYT's Michael Winerip and have want to read some excellent writing about schools, check out this week's edition: Asphalt Is Easy: "Readers whose children don’t [attend public school] will be exasperated by the saga of 24th Street Elementary School’s struggle to plant a garden. Survivors of the LAUSD will be encouraged. I find myself flip-flopping." Check it out, and put School Me on your reading list.