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Chiefs for Change

How an Elite Education Reform Conference Felt More Like a #BlackLivesMatter Rally

Marilyn Rhames | Posted 05.18.2017 | Education
Marilyn Rhames

Stay woke. I wore those two words on a small button at the NewSchools Venture Fund Summit in San Francisco this week. Initially, people chuckled figu...

Louisiana Superintendent John White Now Chairs Jeb Bush's Seriously-Dwindling "Chiefs for Change"

Mercedes Schneider | Posted 05.10.2015 | Education
Mercedes Schneider

Louisiana Superintendent John White has just been made chair of Jeb Bush's privatizing-reform superintendent's club, Chiefs for Change. Now, that reads really fancy, until one notices that Jeb's little club is, well, little.

Why Rescue the Latest Failed 'Chief for Change'?

John Thompson | Posted 04.02.2015 | Education
John Thompson

Tulsa's choice is doubly perplexing at a time when the new chair of the Senate Education Committee, Lamar Alexander, is crafting compromises that will undo the policies that coerced states into adopting value-added evaluations, and pulling the plug on the failed SIG that Gist promoted.