Daily Archives: May 12, 2016

The Mystery of Donald Trump’s Missing Tax Returns

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Donald Trump says he can’t release his tax returns because he is being audited. He says he will release them after the elections. If he maintains his position, it would be the first…

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Arthur Goldstein: How School Choice Blocks Opting Out in New York City

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Experienced educator Arthur Goldstein recently visited the George Washington Campus in Manhatttan. It used to be the George Washington High School and had some famous graduates, but those days are gone. Now it…

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Whitney Tilson and I Debate Education Reform and the Billionaires’ Role, Part 2

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Whitney Tilson, a key figure in the corporate reform movement, and I have continued an exchange about the teaching, charters, and the movement he represents. He was among the founders of Democrats for Education…

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Politics, Projection, Faith and Choice: A Message to Chicago

Power concedes …. Lessons from CPS’ Attempt to Remove and Award-Winning Principal for my mother, Kay An OverviewAccording to standards used by the Mayor’s office, there are only four schools that consistently and substantially raise student performance year after year … Continue reading

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Leaked: Internal Documents at Success Academy

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
Someone high-up on the staff of Eva Moskowitz’s charter chain leaked a treasure trove of documents to Politico NY. Among other things, the documents show that the charter chain spent over $700,000 to…

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Jamaal Bowman: The Mis-Education of Shavar Jeffries and DFER

Originally posted on Diane Ravitch's blog:
? Jamaal A. Bowman is principal of a middle school in the Bronx in New York City. He knows the needs of his students, and he knows that none of their needs is…

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New York Evaluations Lose in Court

Originally posted on Daniel Katz, Ph.D.:
Sheri Lederman is an experienced teacher in the Long Island district of Great Neck.  This means that she, like every other teacher in the Empire State, has been subjected to an ongoing experiment…

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Teachers Integrating Technology: Fifth Graders at Sequoia School

Originally posted on Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice:
Mona Ricard is a fifth grade teacher at Sequoia Elementary. Selected as the 2012 teacher-of-the-year for the district, she is the go-to person for new iPad, Chromebook, and laptop…

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