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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My comment to a post by Fred Klonsky on the #neara2012 @unitedoptout @slekar

Just thought I’d share, you can see the conversation here: First, not angry. Second, I hope you got that the …
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Final comments about #neara2012 and #teachers’ #unions before moving on… Thank you!

Here’s a couple of posts (one and two) from the brothers Klonsky, two huge and unabashed NEA cheerleaders, whom I …
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On my fifth day of #summer #school, the #NEA wept, according to @mikeklonsky

Correction: It was Fred K., not Mike K. Sorry. Went to the Newseum today with the entire school, perhaps more …
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Update: Varied Responses To "The Successful Failure Of ED In ’08"

My favorite response to the piece so far has been Craig Jerald's observation that he proposed something like the empty chairs on the Mall that was done last week by the College Board's "Don't Forget Ed" campaign (" This reminded