Monthly Archives: August 2011

We read Steven Brill’s “Class Warfare” so you don’t have to

Eva Moskowitz did not generate the idea for Harlem Success herself; Randi Weingarten has been criticizing her successor, UFT President Michael Mulgrew, to her friends; and former Chancellor Joel Klein thinks that at least two of his former deputies have gone soft on reform in their new school districts. These are among the claims in … Continue reading

Rise & Shine: A teacher who wasn’t laid off goes back to school

A teacher who thought he would be laid off is returning to PS 124 instead of starting law school. (WNYC) Parents want the city to keep its promise to test school sites for toxins before next week. (Daily News) The UFT began its appeal of last week’s teacher ratings ruling. (GothamSchools, WSJ, Post, WNYC) The city’s centers where … Continue reading

Remainders: A ‘bad teacher’ recounts his short-lived career

A teacher who lasted one semester at a Bronx school explains his path to being a “bad teacher.” (Salon) What’s the point of criticizing a teacher evaluation system that hasn’t been built yet? (Shanker Blog) On the conspicuous absence of people of color representing educators publicly. (Jose Vilson) A teacher tackles “decision fatigue” head-on by … Continue reading