• In the following two posts, I ask teachers and administrators – especially in New York – to ponder this look at Teacher Effectiveness Ratings with an open mind. I think you will find the evidence and argument thought-provoking – worthy of further discussion and inquiry locally. Full Blog Post Here

    Grant Wiggins: Teacher Effectiveness Ratings – Part 1

The Gap Between Rich and Poor Schools Grew 44% Over a Decade

By Jill Barshay The Hechinger Report “The growing gap between rich and poor is affecting many aspects of life in the United States, from health to work to home life. Now the one place that’s supposed to give Americans an equal chance at life — the schoolhouse — is becoming increasingly unequal as well. I’ve […]

Union Loses, Kids Win

The Editors Observer Opinion “The state’s public school children were well served last week when a state Supreme Court justice on Staten Island, Philip G. Minardo, allowed a lawsuit against tenure rules to proceed. Unions representing state and city teachers hoped to strangle this potential game changer before it could be fully argued in a […]

Why Weak Teachers are so Hard to Fire

By Katharine B. Stevens New York Post “Parents who claim teacher-dismissal laws violate their children’s constitutional right to a “sound basic education” won a big victory last week when a New York City judge, Philip Minardo, denied a move to have their case tossed.” Read More

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The Gap Between Rich and Poor Schools Grew 44% Over a Decade

By Jill Barshay The Hechinger Report “The growing gap between rich and poor is affecting many aspects of life in the United States, from health to work to home life. Now the one place that’s supposed to give Americans an equal chance at life — the schoolhouse — is becoming increasingly unequal as well. I’ve […]

Union Loses, Kids Win

The Editors Observer Opinion “The state’s public school children were well served last week when a state Supreme Court justice on Staten Island, Philip G. Minardo, allowed a lawsuit against tenure rules to proceed. Unions representing state and city teachers hoped to strangle this potential game changer before it could be fully argued in a […]

Why Weak Teachers are so Hard to Fire

By Katharine B. Stevens New York Post “Parents who claim teacher-dismissal laws violate their children’s constitutional right to a “sound basic education” won a big victory last week when a New York City judge, Philip Minardo, denied a move to have their case tossed.” Read More

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Campbell Brown: Political Attacks on Common Core Are Driven by Pandering

The Washington Post At the Conservative Political Action Conference this week, the supposed evils of the Common Core educational standards were front and center. So, too, was an unmistakable case of pandering. Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared, “We need to remove Common Core from every classroom in America.” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) […]

[VIDEO] With All Due Respect (3/09/15)

Bloomberg TV Campbell Brown and John Heilemann are joined by former Clinton White House Counsel Lanny Davis on “With All Due Respect” on Bloomberg Television. Full Video Here

Brown: Cuomo’s Gutsy Call for New York Education Changes Deserve Support

NY Daily News “Gov. Cuomo’s gutsy call for dramatic changes in New York education deserves support and praise from every political corner, because he’s right: The reforms he wants would help so many students who have waited for so long. Of all the ideas Cuomo outlined Wednesday, two in particular scream for overdue action by […]

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