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Joy Resmovits

The Children Of Occupy Wall Street | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.18.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- As college students took center stage at a Tuesday afternoon Union Square rally on Occupy Wall Street's two-month anniversary, a smaller b...

National Lessons From Cathie Black's Departure

Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education
Sarah Butrymowicz

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's surprise announcement Thursday that Cathie Black is resigning as New York City Schools Chancellor reveals some of the challe...

Amanda M. Fairbanks

Behind New York's School System Shakeup | Amanda M. Fairbanks | Posted 06.07.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It was a day of tumult for the leadership that presides over New York City's classrooms. Cathie Black, New York City's Schools Chancello...

Glitter Falling off Mayoral Control of Schools in Chicago

Mike Klonsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Mike Klonsky

With Chicago's schools in a state of leaderless limbo, the problems of having a single autocrat running big-city school systems have become obvious to all.

Democratically-run Public Schools

Julie Woestehoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Julie Woestehoff

Recently, I learned that the League of Women Voters/Chicago was preparing to revisit their statement on local school councils, the elected parent-majority bodies that run most Chicago Public Schools.

Rage Against the Machine: Why We Should Be Skeptical About Standardized Test Scores

Justin Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Snider

The educational decisions now made in part on standardized test scores are neither few nor inconsequential. This is hardly about who gets a sticker for a job well done.

Double Standard for the Times; But Then Why Not? Bloomberg Owns This Town

Leonie Haimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Leonie Haimson

In the mind of the Times, accountability for billions of dollars in tax funds for public education meant that one man alone, namely Bloomberg, should continue to have total control.

NY Senate Approves Mayoral Control Of Schools

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- New York's Senate has approved continued mayoral control of New York City schools and created an oversight committee with subpoe...

Mayoral Control of Schools: The New Tyranny

Gerald Bracey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald Bracey

School boards are fractious and try to micromanage. They are amateurs and prisoners of deeply rooted school bureaucracies. But do mayors do better?

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

Mayor Bloomberg Declares War On Albany, Insists Movement On Control Bill

New York Post | Carl Campanile | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A furious Mayor Bloomberg has declared war on Albany -- warning the Senate clowns and their ringmaster that he's sick of watching them play power game...

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.

Mayor Will Continue To Rule Schools Under Assembly Chief's Plan

New York Times | Javier C. Hernandez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver proposed a plan to the New York State Assembly on Wednesday that would preserve the mayor's control over New York City...