Monthly Archives: November 2015

Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Teachers Who Change Our Lives

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I graduated from high school as a failed student. When I describe the state of my education from that time I borrow a line from the Woody Allen film Love and Death because “I couldn’t write my name in the ground with a stick.” Now I could tell a story about all the teachers who let me down, which is something I hear all the time at hearings from people speaking up for high standards, common core and the test …

Bronx Principal Jamaal Bowman Redesigning Education

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Bronx Middle School Principal, Jamaal Bowman spoke before Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force at The College of New Rochelle in New York on Oct 29. Beginning with his own personal dilemma over choosing a school for his own daughter, Mr. Bowman laid out a vision of what education should be and isn’t under the pressures of the federal mandates associated with NCLB and Race to the Top. This past week the NAEP scores (National Assessment of Educational Progress) …

Yohuru Williams – “The Lessons are Eternal” What FDR knew about Corp Ed Reform

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“The Lessons are Eternal” What FDR Knew About Corporate Education Reform Dr. Yohuru Willams gave the Keynote at The Call to Educational Justice Conference on Oct 17th. This is 12 min of his 20 min presentation.