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AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 10.13.2012 | Education

NEW YORK — Former New York City schools chief Joel Klein left to run News Corp.'s education division but spent much of the past year defending b...

The Only Major Counterweight to Economic or Political Power Is People Power

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 12.17.2011 | New York
Howard Steven Friedman

In a democracy, it is the people who need to have the power, not just the rich and powerful. Let us hope that Americans learn that their rights are very tenuous and need to be protected, rather than simply taken for granted.

'Reformers' Playing Games With the Truth

John Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Thompson

ou would think that "reformers" would get their facts straight before starting a war on teachers where they would inevitably be cross examined under the rules of evidence.

Karl Marx: Teacher of the Year?

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

If today's educational "wisdom" is a product of capitalism, then perhaps it's time for teachers to investigate the ideas of the man who subjected that system to rigorous examination: Karl Marx.

NYC Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Reflects On 8 Years In Office

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

After eight years as New York City Schools Chancellor, Joel Klein is stepping down. He sat down with WNYC to talk about his years in office and the so...

We Don't Need Leaders That Spit in the Face of Democracy

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

When I lived in Venezuela, I was inundated with polar opposite media coverage. State-controlled media lauded President Chavez's accomplishments while ...

State Ed Commissioner Caves to Pressure from the Billionaire Boys Club

Andrew Wolf | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Andrew Wolf

In an attempt to "compromise" and satisfy everyone, State Education Commissioner David M. Steiner appears to have satisfied no one.

Bloomberg/Klein Failure in NYC Matters to the Country

John C. Fager | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John C. Fager

New York City Mayor Bloomberg's removal of Chancellor Joel Klein and attempt to replace him with Cathie Black, the former CEO of Hearst Magazines, raises so many important K-12 education issues for the country.

Cathie Black: Waiting for "Superwoman"

Joan Gelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joan Gelman

When former Hearst chief Cathie Black is put on the masthead of the New York City public school system, look for her to beef up the curriculum with some tricks from the magazine world.

Black Male Student Achievement: A Devastating Report

John Merrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
John Merrow

The data, from the report titled "A Call for Change: The Social and Educational Factors Contributing to the Outcomes of Black Males in Urban Schools," are jaw dropping, and we do have a national catastrophe.

Dear Davis Guggenheim, Sec. Arne Duncan, et. al

Dennis Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Dennis Danziger

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.

Manifesto Lite?

Rita M. Solnet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Rita M. Solnet

I recently read with great interest a document released by Chancellor Joel Klein and enthusiastically titled a "Manifesto".

Education's 15 Minutes of Fame

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

The medium is the message, right? Maybe the mainstream attention education reform is receiving is our best or only way to provoke action right now.

Visiting Schools is a Full-Time Job!

Liz Willen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Liz Willen

The search for quality high school options in a city where the supply can't possibly meet the demand is an arduous one, fraught with obstacles and uncertainty.

Educating for Democracy: Thoughts on Malcolm Gladwell

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

The problem with our schools does not center on what can be done with the willing learners but with those who are reluctant and even hostile to conventional methods of learning.

What the NFL Draft Can Teach School Reformers

Sam Chaltain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Chaltain

We judge a school's or a program's or a teacher's efforts based on a single, easily quantifiable measure: basic-skills test scores in reading and math.

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein Warns That Budget Cuts Threaten 8,500 Teachers | By Glenn Blain and Rachel Monahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Catastrophic budget cuts in Albany could force the city to lay off more than 20% of teachers in the South Bronx, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein warned ...

Fire Half of Them

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

I have a friend who always asks when evaluating a public school teacher, "Would I want that person to teach my child?" I think this is probably the best measure to use.

Educating for Democracy: Why Tests "Fail"

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

Yesterday NYC public school chancellor Joel Klein announced that the granting of tenure to new teachers will depend largely on the outcome of their students' test scores.

What If Our Schools Are Working?

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Thousands of protesters showed up at New York City's Brooklyn Technical High School on January 26 to protest against the closing and reorganization of 19 public schools.

Bloomberg Fails Math

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

How do New York City students do well on state tests and poorly on federal tests when the two tests are supposed to be equivalent?

Darkness at Noon: Meet the New NYC Board of Education

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

The New York State Senate, locked in a leadership battle, had refused to act before midnight June 30 -- bringing back into law the previous school governance system, involving an independent Board of Education, with five appointees representing the five borough presidents, and two mayoral appointees

The Banana Republic of NYC Public Schools

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

Here in New York City, we are living in a banana republic known as Bloomberg, Inc. This sad reality is most apparent when it comes to our public schools.