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Entries by Thomas W. Carroll from 10/2009

Mayor Bloomberg's Record on Schools Key Issue in Campaign: "Portfolio" Approach is Central Feature

| Posted 10.15.2009 | New York

Under Bloomberg and mayoral control (vs. how it was run under Bill Thompson under the old board of education), the public school system is viewed as a "portfolio" rather than as a centrally run monolith.

Gov. Paterson: Where Is Your Education Strategy?

| Posted 10.19.2009 | New York

Since taking office as governor, Paterson has yet to articulate an educational vision. His most significant education proposals have revolved around student access to snack foods.

New Haven's Teacher Contract a Model? Not So Fast

| Posted 10.21.2009 | New York

The contract's approach to charter schools mandates unionization, guarantees no layoffs, preserves grievance procedures, and keeps in place staff transfer rights. Reform with a union twist, one might say.

Gov. Paterson Forfeits Leadership Role in Race to the Top; Will Anyone Step Forward?

| Posted 10.28.2009 | New York

The governor's inaction -- perhaps disinterest -- in whether New York has a shot at hundreds of millions of dollars in federal education aid underscores the current vacuum on educational issues.