Posts tagged with reforminess

What’s a teacher to do?

April4

  For those not wasting their hours of Spring Break on the Internets, the state of New York just took a torpedo to teacher permanency/tenure. Peter Greene has the most heartfelt post on how this went down, but it’s all over the place.

Some thoughts on how many of us get “captured”…

October1

Last week the Internets started buzzing with the story of Carmen Segarra, Federal Reserve whistle-blower, and the recordings she made of her time working inside Goldman Sachs as a regulator. The best account for those of you not familiar with high finance is from┬áThis American Life, which is accessible, while still conveying many of the […]

All news is local

August9

When you have Kevin Johnson and Michelle Rhee as local politicians/influence peddlers, national news, like Rhee going back to run St. Hope schools (the non-profit that runs Johnson’s local charter schools) is not just national news but a local story, and vice versa. So let’s run down a series of local pieces (and some from […]

You can’t wish it away

September17

Simply, I believe all children can learn. I believe low-income children of color can learn when they have great teachers who believe in them, and treat them with the same passion, enthusiasm and intellectual rigor that they would treat their own children. And I believe in the skill and will of teachers, provided they are […]

Won’t someone think of the children?

September12

Nicholas Kristof is concerned that in the midst of one of the biggest teacher labor actions in a long time, it’s the children who are the victims. He’s right, the kids are the victims, but they have been for the last twenty years of madness that has been posing as school “reform” in Chicago. The […]

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