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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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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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New York Post: “Just another hijacked parents’ group”

This article was sent to you from the New York Post Android Phone app. "Just another hijacked parents’ group" at http://nyp.st/12q1I1w Oh, my head,” said parent activist Mona Davids on learning that the Chancellor’s Parent Advisory Council, or CPAC, had … 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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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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Mental Toughness, Extra Effort – Not Just for March Madness

I had another guest column in the biweekly City&State print and online editions. This time, I address teacher evaluations writing that teacher performance requires mental toughness, extra effort. Mental toughness, extra effort The other day, I thought about my 7th … Continue reading

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The NAACP’s Unholy Union

The NY Post editorializes against Hazel Dukes and the New York State NAACP for its joint lawsuit with the UFT challenging the co-location of charter schools in public school buildings. The Post attributes the cozy relationship to a $100,000 donation … Continue reading

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