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The Doublespeak of Ed Reform Regarding Charter Schools

Originally published in The Huffington Post, by co-editor Sue Peters I can’t help but wonder if it isn’t an intentional Catch 22 that some people are trying to trap our … Continue reading

September 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

We ARE winning. Here’s the scorecard

From the Network for Public Education: Top Ten “Why We Will Win” Stories of 2014 At the 1st annual conference of the Network for Public Education in Austin, Texas in March, NPE … Continue reading

January 1, 2015 · Leave a comment

“Listen: The Movie” challenging the culture of standardized testing

On TV, we have Bill Gates, Michelle Rhee, Arne Duncan and “Waiting for ‘Superman’” talking about failing schools, low standards, and China, but rarely do they ever talk about students. … Continue reading

April 3, 2014 · 1 Comment

The “Magical Me” Ms. Rhee

The other day I received the type of comment that I love to respond to. I initially thought I would reply to the angry attack in the comment section of … Continue reading

October 1, 2013 · 6 Comments

The Seattle Rhee-event

Last week someone on one of the list servs that I follow wrote that Michele Rhee was coming to their town and they wanted to do something special during her … Continue reading

September 21, 2013 · 1 Comment

“Reign of Error” by Diane Ravitch: A Review

Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America’s Public Schools Dr. Ravitch shatters one corporate reform myth after another with clarity providing excellent background … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · 2 Comments

Firing Day at a Charter School

  I just quit my job as a teacher in an urban charter school. Even though I still don’t have another job and I support myself entirely, it is the … Continue reading

June 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Parents Across America Update

  Parents Across America Action News May 2, 2013 Welcome to PAA Action News, the information and action newsletter of Parents Across America. PAA Action Alert Help a student speak … Continue reading

May 3, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: The Parent Trigger- “It’s a scam”, the charter school waiting list scam in Chicago and elsewhere, the Common Core Standards dumped by the RNC and more

First piece of news is that I’ve been published. Yes, it’s a teeny tiny chapter in a book with some  heavy hitters but still, I have something to brag about … Continue reading

April 23, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Weekly Update: NPEC gives out the Bunkum Awards for bogus studies, Duncan gets an “F” on education equity, Edushyter’s Eduttantes and much, much more

The Weekly Update for the news and views you might have missed We definitely had a better time outside than the audience did inside on Tuesday evening at the Rhee … Continue reading

February 23, 2013 · 3 Comments

One more for the road: Michelle Rhee’s firing of D.C. teachers was “improper”

While preparing for an interview tomorrow on npr regarding Michelle Rhee and a better, more sane approach to education, I’ve been coming across some old articles that I think need … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

That’s what friends are for: Rhee and the DC cheating scandal revisited

I am re-posting this from a Weekly Update that I wrote on August 18, 2012 to remind folks about how Ms. Rhee got off the hook for the cheating scandal … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment