Two interesting articles on the struggle over what folks think in China. Or, rather, what they say about what they think.

At last week's conference of social studies teachers and supervisors from across the state I had a glimpse of "the profession" - depression and dispassion; intellectual frustration; suffocated innovation; struggle with a corrupted, authoritarian form without regard for individual initiative.

On Thursday I'll be speaking at the annual conference of state social studies teachers. I wanted to post this information since I planned to refer to the experience in my talk.