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  1. Feb 2021
    1. The education is provided through both privateschools (31 percent) and public schools (69 percent).

      I really appreciate that private and public schools are included in the definition of the "education system"


    1. Even more importantly, we should pursue consequences for lying, because right now there are none beyond a “fact check” that nobody reads. That means interrupting known liars when they are repeating a known lie. That means demanding retractions, publicly and repeatedly. That means denying serial liars the opportunity to use the media – particularly live media — to spread their lies. That means whenever you quote a serial liar, even if they are not provably lying at the time, you warn readers that they lie a lot. That means openly distinguishing in your reporting between people who, regardless of their political views, can be counted on to be acting in good faith from those who can be counted on to be acting in bad faith.

      Review for notes on stopping the liar from going unchallenged.

    2. needs to be in the headline.

      Descriptive and enticing headlines is a great goal

    3. Habits developed in an era of loyal readers and limited space no longer apply – not when people land on our stories from who-knows-where and we can offer background and verification, through our writing and through supplementary links.

      I'd be curious to know how we might rethink supplementary links. How much power do they carry in signaling "I did my research" vs. acting just as border ads do these days in terms of our eyes glazing over the formatted text and paying it no mind. Meaning, does the common reader who reviews an article with no hyperlinks and one filled with them (providing proof to their statements) find both authors are in equal "truth standing"

    4. Much of the incremental news coming out of Washington these days makes no sense to readers unless they are familiar with the larger narrative. And we can’t assume they are.

      This is so important. To be obsessively committed to context, regardless of how redundant it might feel to you, the writer, because you're in the thick of it all the time.

    5. We should have corrected misinformation and advocated for the truth as emphatically and effectively as Fox News and the rest of the right-wing propaganda ecosystem armed its audience with misinformation.

      There must be something within media circles that looks different here because from the outside, I felt Trump supporters already think the "left wing media" is already doing this. And, they don't like it. I've yet to see how this is getting outside the two-party frame of reporting.

    6. Then you get to help set the national agenda, based on what your reporting leads you to conclude that the people want, need, and deserve.

      This is odd wording, "set the national agenda." There would need to be greater emphasis on how a government reporter, using the author's words, would bridge the voices of the citizenry with the voices of political leaders and topical experts.

    7. So

      This article is about how a new executive editor at a major news publication like the Washington Post might reimagine how reporters and editors handle their work.

  2. Jan 2021
    1. Write them down on a piece of paper or in a blank document, away from the hints, incentives, constraints, and assumptions of any software program.

      I really appreciate the inclusion of "constraints." That is the trap I fall into far many than any other. How do I do X within program Y?

  3. Oct 2020
    1. She let students speak

      Oh the horror! Compliance-based systems destroy so many kids.

    2. Critzer’s concern for the last quarter of the school year was whether her students were effectively engaged and learning the material they needed for the state tests.

      What a sad waste of a dedicated educator's time—perfecting test prep.

    1. This model is in my view useful for two different reasons.

      The model offers Vision, Skills, Incentives, Resources, and Action Plan as the five things that must be robust for true systems change to result.

    1. How often do we get ourselves trapped into splitting hairs, to find the very best option out of a set of perfectly good choices?

      If you have many good choices, just go with one and see what happens. As long as you avoid terrible choices, you remain in a low-risk state.

  4. Sep 2020
    1. What might an internal scorecard look like on paper? What would be measured? How would "what's" being measured avoid the pitfalls of using externally motivated/assigned goals?

    1. We have no real way of being able to discern what is mine, what is yours, what are we holding collectively, what have I inherited, what have I taken on as a measure of protection, of a way to cope at some point in my life or past lives, that I no longer need?

      A nice analogy about digging through a disorganized drawer or closet was used to talk about how what's inside us isn't solely what we own. We might find random things that were put there by others.