Dallas business interests stacked the school board. Now, a rule change could open the door for wholesale school privatization.
High-quality teachers are integral to academic achievement, experts agree, from Finland and Singapore to East New York and Morrisania. Cultivating excellent teachers and retaining them in the profession are paramount goals, shared by a bevy of bedfellows usually at odds in the education-reform debate, from teachers unions to charter-school champions like the Gates, Walton and Broad foundations.
There's been a flood of local news stories in recent months about FBI raids on charter schools all over the country
Operators are standing by…
Here is a handbook, Public Sector, Disrupted: How Disruptive Innovation Can Help Government Achieve More for Less, for transformation of the public sector—including public schools—via creative disruption. While it says it is published by Deloitte University Press, it is really just a report from Deloitte Development LLC, the business consultant.
Susan Notes: I posted the Vermont letter a couple of days ago with little comment--other than a general "Hurrah!" Here, a Washington Institute puts it in context and explains why other states should go forth and do likewise.
by Robert Cruickshank
Several weeks ago I was asked by Northeast Ohio Media Group (The Plain Dealer), as part of a point-counterpoint series on charter schools—pro and con, to contribute a short article. The person who requested the column knew of my concern that it is not possible to create a school system based on school choice that does a good job of serving the needs and protecting the rights of all children.
Calling on our political leaders and plutocrats to show some grit.
When I was a kid “grit” was the stuff that was left in the bottom of the bath tub after I showered following a full day spent on a dusty baseball field. “Grit” was also the stuff in the Lava soap my auto mechanic father used to get the grease off his hands at the end of the work day.