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Entries by Matt Farmer from 12/2011

One Public School's Death By A Thousand Cuts

| Posted 12.02.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Walter H. Dyett High School was set up as a house of cards. Arne Duncan, served for years as the absentee landlord. And current CEO Jean-Claude Brizard was recently cast in the role of the evicting sheriff.

Taking It to the Next Level With CPS and AUSL

| Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

Just what kind of bump in Collins Academy's test scores was needed to get this "success story" back in "good standing?" The answer might surprise you. Buckle up and join me as we enter the upside-down world of big-money school reform.