If you follow one corner of the media world, we’re all gonna die.
Over on other channels, all is good and any panic is just another conspiracy.
The truth about the world-wide outbreak of coronavirus, of course, lies somewhere in the middle.
When I was a kid, some products would prominently display in their ads the “Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval”, awarded by the magazine of the same name. I don’t remember ever reading any fine print explaining how they earned that label, but the implication was that this item was better in some way than the one next to it on the store shelf.1
Tomorrow is Digital Learning Day. The one day of the year that we celebrate “digital” learning. Differentiated, I guess, from the other 365 days1 of “non-digital” learning?
But what exactly are we “celebrating” on that day? According to the official website (or at least the site using that name with an .ORG domain), the explanation begins this way:
I wish I understood why The Washington Post continues to provide print space for Jay Mathews.
Mathews was a long-time education reporter for The Washington Post and is now a weekly columnist. But then as now, his focus is extremely narrow. Most of his writing involves cheerleading for the Advanced Placement program1 and making excuses for charter schools.