Boom! “Madeline Levine, psychologist and New York Times bestselling author of books decrying over-parenting, to moderator Katie Couric [at the Aspen Ideas Festival]: ‘I do a lot of speaking, and it’s usually fairly well-attended. But I gave a talk entitled ‘The Average Child’ in Marin County. [Rippling laughter] Nobody came.’” (Politico Playbook)
In the dark. New poll results show that public school teachers are largely very aware of Common Core State Standards—and even have a “favorable impression”—but the majority of the public has no idea. (Curriculum Matters/Education Week)
Light the fuse. From food consumption to firework imports, this infographic shows what Fourth of July means in 2012. (Project Simply)
“Education is Freedom.” Col. Walter Lindsley reflects on his educational journey. (U.S. Air Force)
A taste of nostalgia. Schoolhouse Rock! teaches us about the 4th of July. (YouTube)
Quick Hits will return on Thursday, July 5. Have a safe holiday!