Reform for Other People’s Children

Klonsky: What we know for sure is that all over the country, power-philanthropists are making “gifts” to resource-starved school systems.

Urban, Rural Schools Connected by Inequality

Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.

Thoughts From a Sit-In

Klonsky: The struggle in the cities, while certainly connected to testing and curriculum (common core), has been focused on equity.

Drawing a Line on Common Core

Klonsky: While you and I share a healthy suspicion of government programs and share a strong opposition to NCLB and Race To The Top, I’m not against government.

We Still Have Allies in the Fight

Klonsky: How bad is it out there? Who are the forces in the field? How weak or strong are they and we?

An Assault on Public Schools

Klonsky: What we are facing at this moment though, is not so much the problem of choice schools vs. neighborhood schools, or progressive schools vs. traditional schools. Rather, it’s an assault on public schools and public space in general.

Is the Small Schools Movement Really Dead?

Klonsky: How did we let this dynamic movement of educators and community activists morph into a top-down, corporate-style web of privately operated charter schools?

Welcoming Mike Klonsky to Bridging Differences

Meier: The standards are a curriculum and imply a pedagogy, too.

Books: Testing Miss Malarkey

Asked about stressful standardized testing a few days ago, NYC chancellor Carmen Farina suggested the book Testing Miss Malarkey.  

I thought you might like to see the book cover, which now joins Mike Klonsky's "Keep Calm and Continue …

Afternoon Video: Jon Stewart Suggests 50-50 Pre-K Split To De Blasio

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That was Daily Show host Jon Stewart's suggestion about how to fund the proposed pre-school expansion. Via Mike Klonsky. Sorry about the autoplay! …