East Coast Bias
Jay Mathews searched out the best in Education related blogging. His list is found in the article Innocents in Blogland. I did a little research, not a whole lot because I need to get over to Linens and Things to purchase a vacuum cleaner that is on sale. It is reasons like this that my pathetic blog didn't make the list. But take a look at which ones did. See if you find the pattern.
1. The Chalkboard--Greensboro, NC.
2. Critical Mass--New York, NY.
3. D-Ed Reckoning--Swarthmore, PA.
4. Edspresso--Phoenix, AZ.
5. Education Policy Blog--multiple contributors, mainly from East of the Mississippi River.
6. Eduwonk--Washington, D.C.
7. From the Trenches--Warroad, MN
8. Intercepts--Elk Grove, CA
9. Joanne Jacobs--Los Altos, CA
10. MathNotations--New Jersey
11. A Passion for Teaching and Opinions--Ukiah, CA
12. A Shrewdness of Apes--Somewhere in the USA--I can tell she's an East Coaster.
13. Susan Ohanian--Arizona State University
14. Teaching in the 408--California
15. This Week in Education--Chicago, IL.
16. TLN--Southeast, USA.
Okay, this may not be entirely accurate, but I tried really hard! Two-thirds of the blogs listed in the WaPo article are East Coast based. I hate to admit it, but I think there might be an East Coast Bias in Education Blog Voting.
Now, you may call it what you like. Sour grapes--you bet. Blog envy--just a little. Immature--I once wrote a post about the Ten Most Annoying People on Staff. I guess this is what I get for being the class clown. Anyway, I am just going to call it an East Coast Bias with a bone toss to California--oooh look at us, so important because we take up 3/4 of the West Coast.
Well, someday I'll figure out what I am doing on this blog and make it to the top, you know, move on up to the East Side and get a piece of the education pie in the sky.