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"Successification"

Another month, another Success Academy scandal.

This time it involves an undercover video of a first grade teacher in Success Academy Cobble Hill in Brooklyn that was shot by an assistant teacher who was unnerved by the ongoing abusive behavior of the lead teacher, one of the networks “exemplar teachers” who is considered so effective she trains her colleagues.  1,863 more words

Testing

Mother of Autistic Child on "Got to Go List" Publicly Confronts Eva Moskowitz

On Friday January 22, 2016, the Center for New York City Law at New York Law School hosted the 131st City Law Breakfast. The event speaker was the highly controversial Success Academies (SA) CEO,  1,270 more words

Charters

NY Charter School Diva Defends Harsh Discipline; Parents File Civil Rights Complaint

Last Wednesday, 13 New York City parents filed a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.  The parents claim that New York’s Success Academy Charter Schools have persistently violated the rights of students with special needs.  644 more words

Equity & Opportunity To Learn

Eva Moskowitz Defends Success Academy Charter Chain From Critics

Over breakfast this morning, Eva Moskowitz seemed to rattle off a list of people who are skeptical of her Success Academy charter school chain—teachers union types who are suing her, the media that is scrutinizing her classrooms, the parents who are angry about suspensions or expulsions—some of whom showed up to confront her today. 820 more words

Education

The Slippery Slope of School Discipline

Mayor de Blasio and his schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, are experimenting with a new approach to school discipline. Instead of suspending unruly students, misbehaving kids receive “warning cards” with a suggestion: that they “Please bring this card home to your parent(s)/guardian so that you can discuss the matter with them.” 458 more words

NYC

New TNTP President Among the First to Have Her NYC School's Charter Revoked

In February 2015, TNTP (used to be The New Teacher Project, but now is just the letters TNTP) announced that effective summer 2015, TNTP will be making some executive-level changes (euphemistically named a “long-term growth strategy”) by dumping its previous CEO and president in favor of two other TNTP faithful: 2,218 more words

High-stakes Testing

Eva Moskowitz Cannot Help Herself

My grandfather had many folk wisdom expressions, but one that sticks with me is “When you are sitting 100 feet in the air, sawing furiously at the branch you are on, be sure to sit on the the TREE side of the cut.”  The meaning here is simple enough: perilous situations demand caution, and it is probably a good idea to check and double check what you are doing lest you end up like these guys: 2,101 more words

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