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New York Losing a Great Educator

Posted July 20, 2009 | 12:02:40 (EST)

Frank Mickens, the recently deceased principal of New York's Boys and Girls High School, didn't bend the rules "a little," as suggested by Ernie Logan, the president of the school supervisors' union in the New York Times obituary ("Unconventional Principal Who Saved a Troubled School," July 11, 2009); Principal Mickens...

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Charter Schools: Time to Cull the Herd

Posted June 23, 2009 | 10:30:41 (EST)

Charter schools fail. That's big news coming from Education Secretary Arnie Duncan, a long time supporter of charters. He has correctly observed that the quality of charters is grossly uneven. The solution: apply the standards movement to charter schools. Sec. Duncan gave a speech this week in which he challenged...

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