Monthly Archives: November 2015

A WOW from @HillaryClinton on Charter Schools

Hillary Clinton blew me away today. Honestly, I had been personally trending towards Bernie Sanders. I even tagged along last night to #FeelTheBern at a Las Vegas campaign rally. However, I was disappointed again that that Bernie said nothing about education besides that he will press for free college— which I do realize is a big deal considering the mountains of debt

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Education Policy Q&A with teachers in Las Vegas (and @BernieSanders)

I was recently honored to discuss Teach For America, Vouchers, Charters at a Leading Educators Activating a Difference (LEAD) caucus convening in Nevada. I enjoyed joining the educators in Las Vegas to engage in powerful discussions led by teacher leaders, and, most importantly, work collaboratively to apply this knowledge to inform their work plans to improve learning conditions and student performance. Who

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Review of Journeys: Are @KIPP charter schools pathological?

Jim Horn et al. will soon publish a new book entitled Work Hard, Be Hard: Journeys Through “No Excuses” Teaching. The following is a review based on the advance copy that I received. Jim Horn et al. have collected important perspectives from current and former Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) teachers in a new book entitled Work Hard, Be Hard:

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.@NAACP Now: Will we get more testing status quo from Presidential Candidates?

I recently wrote an article for the NAACP national office about the 2016 presidential race, high-stakes testing, Common Core and civil rights. I wrote the piece for NAACP Now, a forum that includes “voices of members, activists, partners and supporters who believe in our cause to bring about social change.” Here is the article entitled Will we get more testing status quo from

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