Recent Blog Posts
- A Bloomberg-Era Reform Worth Saving?
- Talking About Turnarounds-Done-Right At Old-Fashioned Public Schools, EduShyster and I Chat on Bloomberg Radio
- inBloom, Education Technology and the Murdoch-Klein Connection: A Son-of-Frankenstein B-movie Sequel?
- New Orleans Charter Schools–A Model or a Cautionary Tale?
- Teaching Lessons: What KIPP Did—and Didn’t—Learn From America’s “Best” Teacher
- Re ques abt hi tix prices @barclayscenter Ratner sez: stad hired 2,000 from #Brooklyn housg proj's & churchs @Sabew @BaruchCollege 2 hours ago
- Re ques abt hi tix prices @ Barclay C--B Ratner said stad hired 2,000 from housg proj's & churches http://t.co/c5Jqp7cjiz 2 hours ago
- Educ is most powrful weapon which u can use 2 chge the world--Mandela. What wld #Madiba say abt privat'g ed? MT @hgse #edchat 2 hours ago
- I "don't feel great" about the U.S. economy, Forest city's Bruce Ratner @Sabew @baruchcollege. http://t.co/eHbfOQv1nc 3 hours ago
- Bruce Ratner @sabew @baruchcollege on why he supportd De Blasio 4 mayor: He knows it's all abt jobs http://t.co/cwSO1OJd8n 3 hours ago
Category Archives: Quality Management
When I first began reading Sean D. Hamill’s account of the partnership between the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the local union, I was immediately skeptical; I sensed the heavy hand of corporate reformers. After all, the story features a $40 … Continue reading
Late last year, after months of problems with my internet service, I decided to fire Verizon and switch to Time Warner, which promised me seamless connectivity, phone service and cable, all at a good price. Instead, I’m back with Verizon—not … Continue reading
The search for superstars—from the ball field to the boardroom—is a uniquely American obsession. Most recently, school reformers have been promoting the idea that filling every classroom with “great” teachers—and, of course, getting rid of all the “deadbeats”—will solve the … Continue reading
Contrary to the assumptions of many education reformers, it is possible to turnaround a failing school without firing teachers, getting rid of the union, offering pay incentives or hiring high-priced outside experts. In a wide-ranging interview last week, Susan Szachowicz, … Continue reading
Like many travelers last weekend, I was expecting Hurricane Irene to turn my return trip from Istanbul to New York City into a nightmare. To my surprise, I seemed to get lucky: Anticipating that my flight to New York would … Continue reading