Like a lot of things in today’s pubic schools, the principal is a position that harks back to factory models of schooling. The building principal is a middle-level manager, a waypoint between the rank and file teacher and central management. In highly centralized and hierarchical school systems, perhaps in many urban school districts with highly […]
Charles Blow in a recent column for the NYT criticized the “Bernie or Bust” ethos as smacking of “petulance and privilege.” I was once feeling some kind of “Bern,” but now, not so much. After repeated debates, I’ve felt a sense of supreme hollowness to Mr. Sanders’ words. Or, once you scratch the surface, there’s […]
Tim and I have a special episode for you all this evening. We’re chatting with a panel of good people from Douglas County on the eve of a potential rescue of their local school board from a bunch of Koch-heads. Fingers crossed! Are they nervous?!? Find out.
On my way out through the lobby, saw Michael Steele on the phone. He’s taller than I thought. The show’s going to broadcast tomorrow. I’ll link to it. But they originally contacted me because of this article that I wrote for Huffington Post about progressive disenchantment with the President. You just never know when or […]
Here is a piece from the insider rag Politico on the speculation surrounding new cabinet appointments. To the interested reader here, the USDE nominations are mentioning Rhee as a possibility. Talk about something completely tone deaf and asinine. I have not heard anything else, but I’m not an insider. But I have to say, if […]