Tag Archives: Education reform

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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Is Politics–Not School Improvement–Behind Brockton’s New Charter?

Who doesn’t love a charter school? From Newark to New Orleans, and Washington D.C. to Atlanta, charter schools are seen as the magic bullet not just for curing much of what ails public education, but for transforming poor communities themselves. … Continue reading

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Inside Success Academy: Nose Pressed to the Window Pane

On Monday, 28 educators gathered in the Bronx, for one of the hottest tickets in town, a tour of a Success Academy school. I was supposed to be there, having received an email notifying me that I was among the … Continue reading

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First Ever Deming Education Conference

As regular readers of this blog know, my first book, The Man Who Discovered Quality, was about W. Edwards Deming, the management guru who helped transform Japanese industry after World War II–the Toyota Production System was developed in collaboration with Deming–and … Continue reading

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