How Good Is the Best Edujournalism?

A recurring theme running through my blog posts—one that could be addressed daily—is that education journalism is almost always significantly misleading and way too often completely inaccurate. Mainstream media and journalists are trapped in false but compelling narratives about schools, … Continue reading

Crass Edupolitics, Failed Mainstream Media in South Carolina

An Op-Ed in The State and Paul Bower’s Charter school advocates shifting gears in South Carolina (The Post and Courier) inadvertently reveal the same message: South Carolina remains mired in crass edupolitics. StudentsFirst and 50CAN have become SouthCarolinaCAN, but the merging and renaming … Continue reading

Call for Chapter Proposals: Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America

Critical Media Literacy and Fake News in Post-Truth America Co-editors P.L. Thomas and Christian Z. Goering Critical Media Literacies and Youth series, Sense Publishers Series Editor, William Reynolds Rationale In the fall of 2016, just after the U.S. elected Donald … Continue reading