@john_merrow blames teachers’ unions as potential “creator” of Rhee. Hmm.

Diane Ravitch reported this. Then, Fred Klonsky got in on it, who should be respected for his positions on teachers’ unions. Merrow made his comments thusly: And finally U created her. “U” is my shorthand for teacher unions. This is simple…

Charts: Even Cody and Klonsky Don’t Overlap Much

It's not much of a surprise that Michelle Rhee and Diane Ravitch followers don't overlap much, but Klonsky and Cody?  

They only share 16 percent of the same followers, according to a piece by Mike Petrilli from a little …

Power Comes From Everywhere: Hearing the Sound of Resolute

Keith and Cenk left MSNBC. They uncovered the stories beyond the allowable corporate dictum. And these two became marginalized from cable television and a larger viewership. I was up on a friend’s farm in Squamish, B.C., Canada a long time …

Quotes: Governor Accuses Teachers Of Emailing On Public Dime


That's Mitch Daniels at last week's Jeb Bush event, talking about the campaign to oust his state superintendent. Via Esquire… via Klonsky

Leadership: Reform Zombies Or Untrained Rookies?


It seems to me that reform critics want to have it both ways when it comes to the Broad Superintendents program — claiming at various times that (a) everyone who's participated in the program has been brainwashed into some sort

A Call to Reclaim the Banner of Reform

My Dear Deb,

While I appreciate a good debate I can’t let you put me in the position of being regarded as anti-teacher or anti anti-teacher union. I have too long a history of defending teachers and their unions in

What Bothers Me, Pedro …

Dear Pedro,

Since I’m not in the city often enough to drop into your office for a chat, this will have to do instead. You know that I love an argument, so I’m glad you ended your first column with …

Media: Who’s On — And Off — The 2012 Klout List

The first rule of Klout is that Klout makes no sense and that anyone who brings it up automatically loses.  For example, I'm #17 on this year's version, up six spots from last year, but USA Today's Greg Toppo isn't even …

SOS Event Draws Small Crowd, Focuses on Organizing

By guest blogger Liana Heitin

In sharp contrast to last summer’s celebrity-attended rally and march to the White House, the Save Our Schools gathering this year proved a quiet, 150-person affair.

Held this weekend in the regal Wardman Park …

@mikeklonsky plans for #unions to be a big part of the #SOSMarch convention in DC next week

Great, Mike. And drafting a resolution no less. Resolutions are fine. Teachers’ unions function in important ways, defending the social …
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