There I said it. School closure policies are racist. Not necessarily bigoted, but indeed racist. Look up the difference.
Here’s a piece from the Answer Sheet: Broad is stepping on the gas. In case you were wondering, there’s another organization out there working with our university, info here. Nearly half of teachers denied tenure in NYC: fair enough, is this some kind of success story for someone? Tenure protections there are really about due process and […]
Sounds like a great workshop on using 3D printing in the classroom. Unfortunately, it’s in NYC, otherwise, I’d be there. But no matter, no room in the curriculum for something like that. Nope, nope, nope. Thanks BoingBoing.
This goes along with the HuffPo piece I wrote recently. I sadly reflect on all the students, teachers, and parents caught in the middle of some person’s cheap scheme to make money. I don’t know the details of the Believe network of schools in NYC. Perhaps the founder’s wishes were good intentioned, but I don’t know […]
From Eduwonk, something about Blue Engine, yet another organization that assigns precocious college graduates to “failing” inner city high schools. You can check out the organization here. I love how one 1988 study becomes a broad research consensus: Over the past decade, researchers have reached a broad consensus that the strongest predictor of college completion […]
An interesting report out on the apparent lack of merit on teacher incentives. Granted, this is in one school system (NYC), albeit a large one with a substantial sample. Admittedly, I have to actually read it over, but here’s the abstract: Financial incentives for teachers to increase student performance is an increasingly popular around the […]
I’m all for new ideas, but what the hell is this? There’s a school with a class size of 60, or 50, or whatever? There’s a few things wrong with this, in my estimation. Here’s one: The founder, Shimon Waronker, developed the idea with several other graduate students at Harvard. It draws its inspiration, he […]