January 11: Week in Review

January 11: Week in Review

I was cited by Watchdog education reporter Mary Tillotson in her latest piece titled “New Orleans Tops School Choice Index”:

Closing unpopular schools contributed to the increase. A reform-minded majority on the school board probably helped the district implement choice-friendly policies such as the common application, said Ben DeGrow, senior education policy analyst at Colorado’s Independence Institute.

More from the Independence Institute

Finished Two Good(reads) Books This Week

  • The Path to Power (The Years of Lyndon Johnson #1) by Robert A. Caro: a fascinating in-depth portrait of an American political titan, an insightful inquiry into the acquisition and maintenance of power in a democratic government
  • Crazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung: as short as Caro’s tome is long, filled with practical and penetrating analyses, ultimately offering a better perspective on how the Christian ought to make use of time

Top Facebook Links of the Week

  1. Kids of Highly Creative College Friend Mash Up Children’s Lit, Comic Book on Video: Review #125: Charlotte’s Web (Bookie Woogie)
  2. Denver Bronco Lists Another College Friend’s Book as His Favorite: Julius Thomas Jumped Through Hoops to Get Where He Is (Sports Illustrated)
  3. Liberal Pol On the Hot Seat: Democrat Senator Udall Asked State to Cook Books on Obamacare Numbers (Breitbart)
  4. Competition, Anyone?: Can a cutthroat attitude toward family games help kids later in life? (Wall Street Journal)
  5. Also Responsible for Male Pattern Baldness?: Common Core again threatens to make little kids pee their pants (Daily Caller)

Twitter Verse of the Week: Psalm 19:7 The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; http://bible.com/59/PSA19.7.ESV

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