I spoke with a handful of New York public school parents and while my survey was very small (fewer than 10 individuals) the responses weren't surprising.
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here's what I want from all the good people who lie awake at night haunted by the poverty that is our broken education system. I want transparency.
The battle over teacher effectiveness data rages on in New York City, where the United Federation of Teachers is currently embroiled in a court battle...
Regardless of what the court decides on November 24, the idea of holding teachers accountable for student performance seems here to stay.
With a higher testing bar, more rigorous national standards underway, and little instructional direction, New York needs someone who can do more than crack the whip on teachers.
Glenn Beck wasn't there for this rally; it was for the wrong side. Comedians Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert won't be in Washington until October 30. ...
By making Waiting For Superman, Guggenheim should assume responsibility for the reforms he's pressing. I don't doubt his earnestness, but his recommendations are vague and can promote untested, potentially dangerous initiatives.
It's a national reaction to become immobilized when confronted with a huge problem. Time and again, I'm asked, "Yes, I'd love to help the homeless. But it seems so massive -- what can I do?"
Monday, June 28th, was the final day of the 2009-10 school year in New York City, which means the city's infamous "rubber rooms" also closed their doors. For good.
In a groundbreaking agreement between the United Federation of Teachers and the Department of Education, we have agreed to shut New York city's rubber rooms down.
Randi Weingarten, the openly lesbian president of the American Federation of Teachers, the country's largest teachers union, confirmed on Wednesday t...
Handsome, dedicated, and driven, Micah is the disabled with cerebral palsy, Jewish progressive, openly bisexual, who represents a swath of Manhattan's Upper East Side.
WINNERS: Obama campaign staff: they threaded the needle for 22 months and then (some) got plum DPC jobs. Win! Arne Duncan: from nearly-c...
Weingarten's speech was an impassioned call to spare the hatchet -- or scalpel -- in federal funding for education.
Classrooms are ready-made for great stories. Comprised of twenty-some children and one adult, bound by a common mission, they are intersections of you...
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