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San Francisco Premiere of “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman”

San Francisco | Labor & Workers Title: Laborfest: Films & Photos on US Schools and Mexico START DATE: Tuesday July 05 TIME: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Location Details: 518 Valencia, near 16th St., San Francisco. Near 16th St BART. Event Type: Screening The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman (65 min.) 2011 Produced, directed, … Continue reading

Recent Reactions to “The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for Superman”

Your DVD arrived as I was heading out the door to run a professional development institute for teachers on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. I am planning on showing it tonight. I’ll be opening your discussion suggestions as soon as I mail this, but thought our showing in a couple of hours could at least … Continue reading

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Next PEP, Walcott’s First! April 28th, 6pm

Can Bloomberg cut down the opposition that has been building against his destructive policies simply by replacing his salesperson? We say NO! On April 28th at the Prospect Heights Campus at 6pm, the Panel for Educational Policy will hold a meeting and then vote to co-locate 13 more charter schools in public school buildings. Charter … Continue reading

GEM Meeting, April 11: How do we stop the charter invasions?

*Please Forward Widely* How do we stop the charter invasions? You are invited to attend a meeting sponsored by the Grassroots Education Movement (GEM) MONDAY, APRIL 11, 5PM, CUNY Grad Center 34th St. and 5th Ave. Rm 5414 picture ID required The rapid growth of charter schools around New York City continues unabated.  As the DOE gears … Continue reading

“It’s a very effective, powerful organization that’s growing every day.” – Leonie Haimson on GEM At the inaugural Parents Across America event featuring Diane Ravitch, a teacher asked how teachers in NYC can get involved in the movement. Leonie Haimson recommended they get involved in GEM.

UPDATED: Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit, Part 4 With Closing Plenary

NOTE: See below for 4:45 added update6:05 PM It’s after 6. Drink tickets are now valid. Hoping to see Kaya Henderson at the bar. The audience is eating this up. It sounds tough. But do our schools and children need this sort of toughness? Education is not a business, but this panel believes it is. … Continue reading

Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit, Part 3 – Afternoon Session

“I ask him next about attrition. While his Houston schools seem to have low attrition, can he explain New York’s? (See KIPP chart from earlier post this morning.) He appears surprised to see the numbers in my hand, but says he is aware of this “challenge.” He criticizes the KIPP school leaders who claim 100% … Continue reading

Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit, Part 2 – Randi Weingarten

When I joined back in 2006, I didn’t think TFA was about privatization, but there is no debate now. How is it that the people in this room have been tricked into believing that education reform is as simple as getting rid of bad teachers? Conclusion: A strange session overall. Weingarten was apologetic for her … Continue reading

Live Blogging from Teach for America 20th Anniversary Summit

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