Many of you are probably familiar with the excellent Common Craft videos that explain complex topics in simple videos (of course, they’re great now, and they’d be extraordinary if they had closed-captioning someday).

(Thanks to a comment left by Richard Byrne from the excellent Free Tech 4 Teachers blog, I learned that many of the Common Craft videos are available with closed captioning at

I just learned today from the Read Write Web blog that Common Craft has a new video on California School Finance In Plain English.

It’s probably too fast for anyone but advanced English Language Learners, but I think it could be very helpful to teachers, parents and anyone else in our state who wants to understand our screwy school finance system.

By the way, Common Craft has a blog I’d encourage you to subscribe to so you can learn about their new productions.