4) This Week's Message from Beyond. Shanker likes peer review.
5) Nano-News. This week's infinitesimal information:
* Aunt Polly's Revenge – The executive committee of the Mansfield School Employees Association (Ohio) impeached union president Tom Sawyer in a 39-2 vote last week.
* Bad News for Kentucky Boyfriends - It's illegal in the state to encourage a teenage girl to disobey her parents.
* Royal Flush - A Las Vegas union isn't all that crazy about card check.
* Appomattox Now – Southwestern College's attempt to secede from the California Teachers Association is crushed.
* Shocker – There are provisions in Ohio teacher contracts that contradict state law.