NY schools have increasingly co-located charter schools inside public schools as a cost-cutting measure. Co-locations can lead to disparities, division and tension among students, which can impede learning.
I was recently contacted, from prison, by a former student, a brilliant young man according to the state standardized tests we were giving a decade ago on which he scored in the 99th percentile in math and not far below that in English.
The nation's largest Tea Party umbrella group is seeking to infiltrate our public schools with the radical theory that the Constitution is divinely inspired. This outrageous so-called "history" is not fit for any classroom.
Where is the goal of improving our economy? Or the living standards of our people? It is nowhere to be seen in the rush to achieve things which are driven by some metaphysical notions that have become attached to accounting concepts.
It is undoubtedly the case that all our kids could use a good civics lesson, but the modern day James Madisons from the Tea Party who are vying for access to our schools are peddling ideological snake oil, not real history.