Joe Williams

Executive Director for Democrats for Education Reform

Joe Williams appears in the following:

One Year's Flat Test Results Do Not Negate System's Progress

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

In an opinion post, an advocate for school reform says critics who seize on new national data assessing New York City school performance as proof of failed mayoral policies are not looking at how much has improved since 2002.

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An Experiment in Teacher Pay: $125,000 Starting Salary

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The average salary for middle-school teachers is $46,000, according to the Department of Labor. But a charter school in New York’s Washington Heights will be paying a salary of $125,000, trying to find out if better pay means a better education. Zeke Vanderhoek, the founder and principal of the charter school The Equity Project (TEP) joins The Takeaway to talk about the school. The Takeaway also has Joe Williams, Executive Director of Democrats for Education Reform, to talk about whether paying teachers a high salary would improve public schools in the long run.

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