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Ravitch Criticizes Testing, Charters

Monday, September 23, 2013

On WNYC's Brian Lehrer show, education historian Diane Ravitch came out swinging against the new Common Core learning standards, charter schools and what she called Mayor Michael Bloomberg's "academic apartheid." Listen to the full interview.

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Seeking Real Diversity In New Schools

Thursday, August 16, 2012

The CEO of the Success Academy Charter Schools explains why she is opening schools in more affluent and whiter neighborhoods in the city than where she started her charter school network. The answer is not for the fun of controversy and heated public hearings.

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Teachers Turn Out in Force at PEP Meeting

Thursday, January 19, 2012

As threatened, teachers and teachers' union staff members packed the auditorium of the Brooklyn Technical High School on Wednesday night for the meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy. Carrying signs, blowing whistles and booing loudly, they at times drowned out panel members, as well as parents and teachers trying to address the room during the public comment period. Then they marched out.

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More School Choice Questions From Parents

Friday, December 09, 2011

"What happens to students that schools don't 'compete' for?' "Why do all the kids have to be tutored to get into the specialized schools?" "I just moved to Harlem and found out I'm in District 5 with almost no choice for middle schools. Why is this?" These are a few of the questions that were never presented to Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott at a SchoolBook event because of time limitations. We will do our best to get some answers for you.

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Sara Stone and Allison Keil: Building Relationships

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Two former teachers who formed a charter elementary school in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, say they learned some lessons about what makes a strong school community, especially when they tried, unsuccessfully, to add a middle school last spring.

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