Category Archives: public schools

Back to the Future in the Bay State: Brockton’s New School-Funding Lawsuit May Be Imminent

Twenty-five years ago, the Brockton school district prevailed in a lawsuit that served as a key catalyst for the Massachusetts Education Reform Act of 1993, which radically changed the state’s approach to school funding and turned the Bay State into … Continue reading

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More Breathless Praise for Success Academy; And Why We Should Be “Terrified”

This week both The New Yorker and The Atlantic, among several other publications, ran prominent stories on Success Academy, the controversial New York City charter-school network. In particular, Elizabeth Green’s piece about Success Academy and its founder, Eva Moskowitz, aims … Continue reading

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Why Vote? Midwifing the Youth Vote in the Age of Trump

Last week, Brad Lander, a New York City councilman from Brooklyn, and founder of the City Council’s progressive caucus, stood before 50-or-so young people and talked about the push to close Rikers Island, the city’s dysfunctional jail; the challenges of … Continue reading

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An Evening With Joel Klein: Former Schools Chancellor Reflects On His Legacy

Recently, I joined about 50 New York City reform-minded educators who had gathered at Teach for America’s headquarters in downtown Manhattan to hear Joel Klein reflect on his years as New York City schools and his thoughts on education. The … Continue reading

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