Lawrence Burke (HCT): 21st Century Learning from a 3rd Century BC Perspective. Cheryl E. Matias (Colorado): Check Yo’Self Before You Wreck Yo’Self and Our Kids: Counterstories from Culturally Responsive White Teachers? to Culturally Responsive White Teachers! Jason T. Hilton (Slippery Rock): Are Teachers Professionals? Analysis of the Professional Status of US Teachers. E. D. Hirsch sees his education theories taking hold. Erin Osborne on Rupert Murdoch, Common Core and the dangerous rise of for-profit public education. Why do parents send their kids to private school? Public schools beat private schools: A pair of education researchers have a new take on which schools work — and why. Nora Caplan-Bricker on M. Night Shyamalan's utterly reasonable take on school reform. Christa Bialka and Edward Garcia Fierros review Effective Inclusive Schools: Designing Successful Schoolwide Programs by Thomas Hehir and Lauren I. Katzman. Maria Konnikova goes inside the cheater's mind. Whose character? Lelac Almagor on why character education is inherently flawed. Science textbooks across the country will teach real science because of a decision in Texas. Boredom at school is an epidemic — and a map shows it in real time. Bring back home ec: Ruth Graham on the case for a revival of the most retro class in school (and more). Amanda Ripley on the case against high-school sports: What if we spent the money, time, and energy we devote to Friday-night football games on boosting academic performance? High-school sports aren't killing academics: Daniel H. Bowen and Collin Hitt on how research shows that schools with strong athletic programs have higher test scores and lower drop-out rates.