Tag Archives: Education reform

Tricks of a phony parent advocate | New York Post

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

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The war on testing – NYPost.com

I don’t care for use of the term, “war on…” but I don’t write the headers for my column. We should honor the sacrifice of the men and women killed, maimed and injured in real wars.  In today’s OpEd column, … Continue reading

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What Everyone Missed on the Pineapple Question | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Since I am not prone to say, “I told you, so!” I’ll let Time magazine’s Andrew Rotherham tell you why I was right to take the Daily News, Ken Jennings and State Ed Commissioner John King to task over pineapplegate. … Continue reading

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Talking Pineapples and Test Bashing

This past weekend, I read with great annoyance of the so-called Pineapple-gate” and the resulting weeklong standardized test-bashing echo chamber. Critics were calling for the trashing of the recent 8th grade ELA exam because of a nonsensical passage and questions … Continue reading

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Governor Cuomo & teacher evaluations—Michael Benjamin – NYPOST.com

This morning, my OpEd on Governor Cuomo and teacher evaluations was published by the NY Post. Cuomo and the state legislature are considering a measure that would shield the evaluations from dissemination to the general public. That has led to … Continue reading

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NY Parents Need Special Ed Voucher Program

It’s time to shake up New York’s shameful special-education system — and the way to do it is with a school-choice program for students with special needs and other disabilities. A recent audit by the city Comptroller’s Office found that … Continue reading

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Mayor Bloomberg applies pornography test to bad teachers, not sex ed mandate

During his weekly radio interview this morning with WOR’s John Gambling, Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested that former US Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart’s threshold test for pornography could be applied to bad teachers. (H/T Capital New York) “You can’t prove that … Continue reading

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NY Post – Parents furor at bawdy sex ed

This morning the NY Post reports on parent reaction to the details of the city’s new sex ed mandate and what’s in the curriculum (see below). And there is a planned rally tomorrow calling for a true “abstinence-centered” sex ed … Continue reading

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NYT: Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights?

OP-ED CONTRIBUTORS Does Sex Ed Undermine Parental Rights? By ROBERT P. GEORGE and MELISSA MOSCHELLA Published: October 19, 2011 Princeton,N.J.  IMAGINE you have a 10- or 11-year-old child,just entering a public middle school. How would you feel if,as part of … Continue reading

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Mike Bloomberg, Not That Innocent – Interview – National Review Online

        Mike Bloomberg, Not That Innocent – Interview – National Review Online. Parents ought to have a choice, Rev. Michel J. Faulkner, the pastor of New Horizon Church in Harlem — and a former New York Jet — … Continue reading

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