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Andy Smarick: A Reformer Who Pays Attention to Opt Outs

Andy Smarick is a reformer with a low opinion of public schools, like other reformers. But in some of his writings, he has shown a willingness to challenge the formulaic party line of corporate reform. 558 more words

Corporate Reformers

Jonathan Pelto: Who Are "Educators 4 Excellence"?

Perhaps you have heard of Educators 4 Excellence, or their shorter name E4E.

The group started in New York City, led by young teachers who did not like the union. 72 more words

Corporate Reformers

Nick Kristof: Corporate Reform Has Failed, Time to Focus on the Early Years

This is quite a remarkable admission. Nicholas Kristof writes today in the New York Times that the “reform” efforts have “peaked.” I read that and the rest of the column to mean that they have failed to make a difference. 457 more words

Corporate Reformers

Russ Walsh Reviews Paul Thomas's "Beware the Roadbuilders"

Russ Walsh, an expert on literacy who blogs regularly, here reviews Paul Thomas’s excellent new book Beware the Roadbuilders. I have often posted pieces by Paul Thomas, who is passionate about social and economic justice and literature. 557 more words

Education Reform

This Weekend: A Coalition Meets in Chicago to Reform the Reformers

Do you want to learn how to reform the reformers? Julian Vasquez Heilig explains why it is urgent to reform the current wave of failed reforms in this article in… 280 more words

Education Reform

Eva's Success Academy Raises $9.3 Million in One Night

Sadly, Governor Andrew Cuomo was unable to give the keynote speech at theĀ fund-raisingĀ dinner for Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academy charter chain because he was leading a trade delegation to Cuba, but the charter chain still raised $9.3 million from her supporters in the hedge-fund community. 531 more words

Corporate Reformers

Pelto: Connecticut Chooses a Reformy State Superintendent

Jonathan Pelto reacts with dismay to the new state superintendent in Connecticut. Diana R. Wentzell has been interim commissioner since Stefan Pryor departed after a series of charter school scandals. 45 more words

Charter Schools