Around the Web: The Big Picture

The theme for this year’s StoryCorps’s “National Day of Listening” was thanking teachers—the heartwarming stories are here. NPR devoted the Thanksgiving episode of “Talk of the Nation” to the topic—listeners called in to thank their former teachers, and teachers called in to reflect on what it meant to be thanked. It was striking to hear not…

Around the Web: The Two Faces of Cheating

What does it mean when the teachers do the cheating on their students’ behalf? There has been a raft of scandals this year, in Atlanta, L.A., and New York, in which public-school teachers altered test answers to raise their schools’ scores. Things look similarly upside-down in the conflict of interest between TurnItIn and WriteCheck. Owned by the same company,…