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May 31, 2011

A Dark Day in New York State

This isn't an argument against holding teachers accountable; it's an argument against holding them accountable for the wrong things and in a way that will result in very negative unintended consequences.

April 19, 2011

What Did We Learn From the Cathie Black Debacle?

So it made perfect sense, at least to Mayor Bloomberg, that a successful publishing executive could sell his program. After all, she opened and closed many magazines, why not do the same with schools? But it didn't work. She didn't know the language, the issues, the players, or anything about public education.

March 10, 2011

What Are the Winners Thinking?

I fear we're back, public-policy-wise, to the year I was born, 1931, when most of what we know as the American dream was still to come.

February 10, 2011

Egypt and NYC

In New York City, there are a thousand schools with a million-plus students, and yet there is no avenue for a democratic voice.

February 08, 2011

Closing Public Schools: A Truly Bad Idea

Every time a public school is closed, it should be considered a failure of the central administration. The leaders who close the most public schools are the biggest failures.

January 26, 2011

Closing the Incarceration Gap

There is never a time when we "finally" hit bottom and have nowhere to go but up. We have to take our stand right now, wherever and whenever justice is betrayed.

January 20, 2011

Making Alliances With Open Eyes

It always surprises me that small class size is understood to be critical to teachers and students knowing each other well by some who then condemn small schools.

January 18, 2011

The Pitfalls of Putting Economists in Charge Of Education

It is astonishing to realize the extent to which education debates are now framed and dominated by economists, not by educators or sociologists or cognitive psychologists or anyone else who actually spends time in classrooms.

December 02, 2010

Where Can Teachers Find Collegiality Today?

Where can teachers find such collegiality today? Where are the institutions or publications that are built around deep respect for the intelligence and inventiveness of teachers—and kids? Are they there, but I'm missing them?

November 16, 2010

That Was the Week That Was

Mayoral control, which was enacted by the New York state legislature in 2002, brought stability, but at a price. The price was that executive decisions are made without any democratic process.

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