July 10, 2020

Aboard the NOLA misery tour

Reading Andrea Gabor’s piece this weekend in the New York Times gave me the sick feeling that many opponents of school reform are actually rooting against kids. That may not be her …

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Autonomy and speed in NOLA

By all accounts, last year’s school enrollment season was hell for many parents in New Orleans. The shortcomings were celebrated by critics and described this way by the Times-Picayune: New Orleans …

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The civil wrongs movement

I applauded national civil rights organizations for urging Washington leaders to defend annual student assessments as they overhauled the No Child Left Behind law. Yet, not everyone was a fan. It …

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No bougie breaks for the poor

In a previous post [“Atlanta, we have a problem”] I asked readers to consider the facts about the cheating scandal that led to criminal convictions for a network of Atlanta teachers and …

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