Excellent article on the rise and rise of anti-intellectualism and belief in a reality without factual basis. It shows how President 45 is not an anomoly, but rather, the natural culmination of a way of thinking that has grown unchecked in the US. And I think it would be foolish for the rest of the world to assume it’s a local phenomenon only.
Also highly recommended, with a maths education focus, comes Jo Boaler.
Here’s a little blog post about a thing school can do really well, but it’s nothing in the curriculum. In a competitive society, it’s hard to leave community to chance. This teacher found a nice way to lend a hand to students where it’s needed – to those who would otherwise have fallen through the cracks, socially.