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Rethinking Schools

Cuomo, Common Core and Pearson-for-Profit

Alan Singer | Posted 04.29.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

According to the New York Times, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is "investigating whether the Pearson Foundation, the nonprofit arm of one of the nation's largest educational publishers, acted improperly to influence state education officials."

The School-to-Prison Pipeline

Alan Singer | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

"We're foolish if we think we're going to end mass incarceration unless we are willing to deal with the reality that huge percentages of poor people are going to remain jobless, locked out of the mainstream economy, unless and until they have a quality education that prepares them well for the new economy."

No Longer Waiting for "Superman"

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Davis Guggenheim may be good at outlining problems with the environment and with the schools, but he basically has no real solutions to offer.