The former chair of Hearst Magazines (publisher of Cosmopolitan and Marie Claire) lasted less than 100 days in the position, during which she was criticized for lacking any education experience and being out of touch or elitist. On Monday, a poll put her approval rating at 17 percent.
Jennifer Senior's New York Magazine piece on elementary school admissions reveals a disturbing world in which parents pay thousands of dollars to prep their four-year-olds for baby SATs. But it ignores one obvious question: should kids be tested at all?
In New York City, 600 public school teachers spend every day in the school year crammed into tiny rooms where they are paid to do nothing. According to The New Yorker, these "Rubber Rooms" reveal basic problems with education today.