Quickies: Killer Whales, Gwendoline Christie’s Awesomeness, and the Charter School Leadership Cartel
Plus advice for Democrat messaging on immigration
- After Menopause, Killer Whale Moms Become Pod Leaders, Smithsonian: This article is a few years old, but it describes observations of female killer whales becoming pod leaders after they hit menopause, using the knowledge and experience gained over the years to ensure pod survival.
- Gwendoline Christie’s Panel at ACE Comic Con Was the Most Feminist, Fabulous Panel Ever, the Mary Sue: Gwendoline Christie, best known for her role as Brienne of Tarth in Game of Thrones, is apparently even cooler than I ever imagined. Great recap of her panel at ACE Comic Con Midwest. H/t Muscadine
- How Billionaire Charter School Funders Corrupted the School Leadership Pipeline, Salon: “The school leadership network, especially in large, urban school districts, wields a cartel-like influence that seeks to wrestle school governance away from democratically elected school boards and outsource district management to private contractors, often in the ed-tech industry.”
- How Democrats Can Turn Immigration Into Trump’s Kryptonite, Politico: “New research on how Americans respond to disruptive forces like immigration and the looming majority-minority demographic shift offers guidance on how politicians can talk about immigration in a way that appeals to a wide swath of voters, without compromising the Democratic values of inclusion and compassion.”
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