– Turkish president Erdoğan came to Washington, DC this week and things got a bit… rowdy (via). There are numerous reasons why Erdoğan is such a polarizing political figure. One reason is his administration’s repression of academic and journalistic freedom (via).
– The education impasse in Illinois comes to the fore this week with a one day chicago Public School system teacher strike (via) and layoffs beginning at Chicago State University (via). The “he said-she said” nature of the growing education crisis in Illinois (via).
– Cara Giaimo on one man’s curation of New York city trash.
– This is not an April Fool’s joke — evidence of the existence of… unicorns?
And since we are heading into the weekend, if you’re gearing up do some weekend binging, some suggestions on navigating Netflix.