Demolition And Dehumanization

Recent news concerning the leadership of a newly sanctioned charter school and the lack of due process in vetting his resume has Diane Ravitch asking, “Who runs the SED? Dr. Tisch selected the State Education Commissioner, Dr. John King, her classmate at Teachers College. Maybe he is responsible? But who is accountable? Anyone?” Ms. Ravitch […]

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Baby Goats And Guinea Pigs

The Democrat & Chronicle recently reported, “The 22-year-old founder of a recently approved charter high school resigned Tuesday after apparent misrepresentations about his educational and professional background came to light.” The article continues with, “Andrew Brown, a member of the Board of Regents, said in an email that the board and the State Education Department […]

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Sir Ken Robinson Speaks

Enthrall: To hold in or reduce to slavery. Disenthrall: To free from bondage. Sir Ken Robinson is an English author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He was Director of the Arts in Schools Project (1985–89), Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick […]

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Mutual Feelings

In the Moyers & Company article, Why the First Issue Is Money in Politics, Constitutional scholar and activist Lawrence Lessig, states, “. . . We will see no progress until the wealthy entities that benefit can no longer buy up politicians to prevent the status quo from changing.” Until the wealthy entities that benefit from […]

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Humanitarianism Or Capitalism

Human: Of, relating to, or affecting people. Humanity: The quality or state of being human; the quality or state of being kind to other people or to animals; all people. Humanitarianism: A person who works to make other people’s lives better. Capitalist: A (human) who has a lot of money, property, etc., and who uses […]

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From The Federal Register

Proposed Priorities, Requirements, Definitions, and Selection Criteria-Charter Schools Program Grants to State Educational Agencies “The Assistant Deputy Secretary proposes this regulatory action to achieve three main goals. . . The first goal of greater accountability by supporting the growth of high-quality charter school sectors in States that have not received CSP funding in the past, […]

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Peace Not Profits

Yesterday, at Enrico Ferme School #17, Teen Empowerment, Alliance for a Quality Education and Metro Justice held a press conference in conjunction with the Rochester City School District informing the public of the numbers of impoverished, inner city students that become part of the prison system because of the disciplinary measures contained within the Code […]

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