Public/Private/Philanthropy

Un-Masking the “Flim-Flam” Education Reform New Orleans Style

The Faces and the Money Behind the Post-Katrina Education Reforms By Elizabeth K. Jeffers | Originally Published at The New Orleans Tribune. May/June 2015 Edition Unidentified workers cleaning the former site of John McDonogh High School as recently as mid-May. The Recovery School District recently announced [...]

Un-Masking the “Flim-Flam” Education Reform New Orleans Style2016-11-29T17:37:14-05:00

Opinion: New Orleans Takeover is a Model — of What Not to Do with Georgia Schools

Is the state takeover in New Orleans a workable model for Georgia? By J. Celeste Lay | Originally Published at The Atlanta Journal‑Constitution April 1, 2015 | Photographic Credit; Children move from class to class Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Charter School in New Orleans' — The [...]

Opinion: New Orleans Takeover is a Model — of What Not to Do with Georgia Schools2016-11-29T17:37:16-05:00

New Orleans Corporate Education Reform 101

What they won’t tell you about the education reforms in New Orleans? By Raynard Sanders, Ed.D. | Originally Published at EmpathyEducates. March 30, 2015 The corporate education reforms in New Orleans have been touted as the national guide for turning around urban school districts. As a result [...]

New Orleans Corporate Education Reform 1012016-11-29T17:37:16-05:00

A Modern Rainmaker for Charter Schemes

As you read this missive please keep in mind that there is never one single rainmaker. A rainmaker is reflective of a philosophy. He, she, or we work to create policy. This "truth" is not confined within a city, or a state; nor is it restricted within [...]

A Modern Rainmaker for Charter Schemes2016-11-29T17:37:16-05:00

How Bad Media Is Driving the Collapse of Our Once-Great Public Education System

Most of the news media have no idea how schools run, but they write about them as if they do. By Jeff Bryant | Originally Published at AlterNet. March 16, 2015 Photograph; What reform means to our students. Be afraid of "truisms" tossed about and twisted into [...]

How Bad Media Is Driving the Collapse of Our Once-Great Public Education System2016-11-29T17:37:17-05:00

The ‘Student Success Act’ Isn’t About Student Success: Charter Schools

The “Student Success Act” is a sham. I detail why in Part 1 of a series of posts analyzing the impacts and implications of the bill. By Benjamin J. Rosenblatt | Originally Published at Medium. February 18, 2015 | Photographic Credit; The Gummere Library. William Penn [...]

The ‘Student Success Act’ Isn’t About Student Success: Charter Schools2016-11-29T17:37:21-05:00

Change of Heart: Wisconsin Voucher Pioneer Grew Disillusioned with ‘School Choice’

By Simon Brown | Originally Published at Americans United in Wall of Separation. February 3, 2015 | Photograph; Representative Annette Polly Williams, “Mother of Parental School Choice” grew disillusioned with voucher program. In 1949, five domestic house cats were introduced to tiny Marion Island, which is off [...]

Change of Heart: Wisconsin Voucher Pioneer Grew Disillusioned with ‘School Choice’2016-11-29T17:37:21-05:00

The New Orleans Recovery School District’s Unbelievable Plan to Gain Community Support

By Raynard Sanders, Ed.D. | Originally Published atThe New Orleans Tribune. January 22, 2015 | In August 2012, Recovery School District Superintendent Patrick Dobard gets off the school bus at James Weldon Johnson Elementary School in New Orleans. Since then, Johnson – which was one of the [...]

The New Orleans Recovery School District’s Unbelievable Plan to Gain Community Support2016-11-29T17:37:23-05:00