In the past year, Twitter has become MUCH less useful tool for me to identify emerging hot topics in education and to interact with other writers. It’s hard to tell if the other writers left Twitter or left the profession entirely. I’ve seen a difference in 1 year, which I think started before Musk. The smart people left and started a substack.
It’s okay to pay disabled workers $1.50 an hour. Ian works at “internships” for FREE. He’s made pizza boxes for two hours, stocked shelves, removed expired items from shelves, and so on. And we’ve been told that he’s lucky to have those opportunities. Most disabled people have no work opportunities and just sit on a sofa eating pizza and dying of heart disease by 40.
I did two posts at my disability newsletter this week. I’m writing short pieces with bullet point to help for parents as their children transition to adulthood. Other parents can’t do what I did, which was spend an entire year watching webinars to learn how to handle this mess. Maybe it will become a book.
Mental health is going to be a major public policy issue for a long time. The 74 has a great article about one student’s journey into depression during the pandemic.
Watching: Derry Girls, The Crown, White Lotus, Rings of Power, Wakanda Forever (too long), On deck: Yellowstone
Traveling: New York City gallery and dinner. Check out the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at the Gagosian Gallery. We’re going to Boston for a long weekend, starting the Friday after Thanksgiving (a surprisingly good time to get deals on hotels and visit empty museums).
Reading: Michelle Obama’s new book
Cooking: Bourbon chocolate pecan pie