In NYC Education: Stakeholders finally win a round (Cathie Black to resign)

Kimberly writes: Cathleen Black was appointed by arrogant, NYC Mayor Bloomberg. She needed and received a waiver from the NY Regents, because she did not have any education background or credentials. Now that she is gone, let’s get rid of the Regents that voted YES for her. And, let’s demand an open process to hire […]

Save teaching jobs: Forget hike for consultants

KW writes: While politicians whine about school budgets: The proposal to stop hikes for consultants (or, maybe even let go some consultants) is a great idea, proposed in NYC, that could apply elsewhere. Some folks might also remember the school attorney scandal in NY. Some of the largess of school systems goes to overpaid consultants, […]

This Weekend: Brooklyn Free School to Appear on NPR’s This American Life

This Weekend: Brooklyn Free School to Appear on NPR’s This American Life From a press release, forwarded by AERO Contact: Alan Berger, Director www.brooklynfreeschool.org Brooklyn Free School on This American Life Brooklyn Free School (BFS) is proud to announce that it will be featured as part of the radio broadcast This American Life. The program […]

When politicians trample on education

Kimberly writes: If you can read this, and you care about children, please help. Please consider running for appointment to the NY State Board of Regents, or finding someone to propose to be appointed. Regent Saul B Cohen has retired. So, a Regent is needed from the 9th Supreme Court Judicial District, the area of […]

2 Weeks After Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Police in NYC Schools, 12-year-old put in handcuffs

An announcement from the New York City Civil Liberties Union Full story at NYCLU: here. 2 Weeks After Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Police in NYC Schools, Another Child Arrested for Desk Doodling February 5, 2010 — The New York Civil Liberties Union today expressed outrage over the treatment of a 12-year-old girl who was […]

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