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Nina Rees' Airbrushed, Wall Street Journal Charter Sell

On May 01, 2016, the CEO of the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools, Nina Rees, published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “The Union War on Charter-School Philanthropists.” 2,206 more words

Charters

She's busy, but Randi still makes time for Hillary.

AFT President Randi Weingarten, a Facebook friend, commented on a post of mine supporting Bernie Sanders:

I’m not sure at the end of what day Randi is talking about. 67 more words

John King does an about face and I'm happy about it!

John King has changed his accusatory tone since becoming the US Education Secretary. In his previous job as New York State Education Comissioner, he was consistently at odds with teachers. 135 more words

Common Core

Random thoughts. Union leadership conspiracy theories.

Don’t go to a state or national union convention thinking there will be real debate or democracy. As a delegate to a state convention one year I needed a bright orange sweater and my whole region waving their arms around behind me for the state president to recognize me at a microphone. 356 more words

NYC's Jake Jacobs: Get Ready for #TeachStrong's Corporate Ed Raid

The following is a guest post by New York art teacher Jake Jacobs. In it, he discusses TeachStrong, yet another restyling of corporate reform that appears to have been designed to offer Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton a convenient education platform, complete with national teacher union involvement. 1,996 more words

High-stakes Testing

Pulitzer Prize Winner Thinks Ravitch Is Jindal

On October 30, 2015, New Orleans-based online news publication, The Lens, carried an opinion piece by its news editor, Jed Horne, who is described at the end of the article as “a veteran journalist who was awarded a Pulitzer Prize as part of the Times-Picayune team that covered Katrina and the recovery.” 2,099 more words

High-stakes Testing