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I Enrolled in the Success Academy Ed Institute

On June 19, 2017, education historian Diane Ravitch posted that New York’s Success Academies (SA) now has an “education institute” available to the public.

So, I signed up– which I was surprised to be allowed to do since I am a traditional public school teacher and decided supporter of traditional public schools. 826 more words


Paul Ryan Comes To Harlem

In a sense, the visit of such a person to such an institution made perfect sense, that much the more in the Age of Trump. After all, here you had Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, one of the leading proponents of the ceaseless war on the remnants of the social contract, fresh off his successful orchestration of a billionaire tax cut masquerading as a health care bill intended to strip millions of healthcare, visiting Harlem Success Academy, the flagship school of Eva Moskowitz, one the most successful practitioners of the publically funded privately managed scams called charter schools. 659 more words

American Insanity

Scores Of Protesters Rally As House Speaker Paul Ryan Visits Charter School In Harlem

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan visited a prominent New York City charter school run by a Democrat who was briefly in the running to be President Donald Trump’s education secretary. 288 more words


WIHS neighbors blast lack of notice on planned construction

By Maria Rocha-Buschel

Residents of East 16th and 17th Streets expressed frustration about the planned construction for Washington Irving High School’s façade at a meeting hosted by Council Member Rosie Mendez inside the building on Monday. 484 more words


The Argument for DeVos


Of all the cabinet nominations following the presidential election of Donald J. Trump, his choice for the 11th Secretary of Education was met with the most backlash. 682 more words

Vouchers, and Growth Scores, and Bears, Oh My!

Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s designated nominee for Secretary of Education, appeared before the Senate committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions late Tuesday afternoon.  Before I comment further, here is an obligatory picture of a grizzly bear: 2,628 more words


Success Academy's First State Audit: Let the Pouting Begin

On December 19, 2016, New York Deputy Comptroller Marjorie Landa released this financial audit of Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter schools.

In March 2014, Moskowitz sued to prevent then-Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli from auditing her schools, and a Manhattan judge ruled in her favor. 968 more words