Category Archives: Education Reform

Almosy Fifty Years Since Ocean Hill-Brownsville Ed Reform

This year marks almost 50 years since the Ocean Hill-Brownsville (OHB) education reform. Five decades later minority kids are still stuck in FAILING NYC schools. https://t.co/tW9c8wKRym h/t @NYCParentsUnion & WNYC-TV OHB was an experiment in community control and parent empowerment … Continue reading

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An injustice the Rev can’t bother to fight | New York Post

My latest NY Post column (8/29/2014): On Saturday and again on Monday, TV personality and civil-rights activist The Rev. Al Sharpton spoke of the need to separate bad apples from the bag of good cops. But without skipping a beat, … Continue reading

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Peace Comes To Ed Reform Land

This post has been edited. Since my post, “Trouble In Ed Reforn Land,” appeared online yesterday hinting that AG Eric Schneiderman’s consolidation motion in the teacher tenure cases wasn’t sitting well with Campbell Brown and the heavy hitters behind her … Continue reading

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Trouble In Ed Reform Land

[NOTE: I was informed late Wednesday afternoon that attorneys for plaintiffs in Wright v State of New York had filed a letter advising the Court that they did not oppose the consolidation motion back on Friday, August 22. Click here.] Since … Continue reading

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Quietly last Thursday, August 7, NYS Attorney General Eric Schneiderman filed a notice of motion for consolidation of two lawsuits challenging teacher tenure citing the involvement of “identical substantive issues.” One, Davids v State of New York was commenced by … Continue reading

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Tricks of a phony parent advocate | New York Post

Previously exposed as a “fake pal of parents…” Continue reading

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Meet Prof. Anthony Gronowicz, the Green Party candidate for NYC Mayor.

  The Green Party mayoral candidate Anthony Gronowicz  was the first to arrive and be seated at the NYC Parents Mayoral Forum on Education. He was the most provocative speaker at Friday night’s education forum for parents and labor union … Continue reading

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Five states expanding school calendar in 2013 – AP News

The Associated Press (@AP) tweeted on Sun, Dec 02, 2012: 5 states plan to announce addition of at least 300 hours of learning time to some school calendars in 2013: http://t.co/t3lsGPkd -RJJ Associated Press WASHINGTON — New York is among … Continue reading

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Chicago’s strike & lessons from New York—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

My op-ed got a good lead-in this morning from Capital New York’s Azi Paybaragh (Morning Briefing): Attention Chicago: The teachers union in NYC shows how strikes aren’t the only way a teachers union flexes its muscle. [Michael Benjamin] My op-ed … Continue reading

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On Cuomo, from the right — Not so fast, Azi

My OpEd in today’s NY Post assessing Governor Cuomo‘s sophmore term rated mention by Capital New York blogger, Azi Paybaragh in his Morning Briefing column [So now Andrew Cuomo is too Democratic?]. Azi mischaracterized my assessment as “conservative” and writing … Continue reading

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