Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly

Stop And Frisk These Test Scores

I’d rather have a tall glass of “innocent until proven guilty,” whether it’s about my standing as a citizen in NYC or my students’ test scores. This month has been …

Davis Guggenheim, John Legend, Michelle Rhee

John Legend and the Well-Meaning Corporatists

Last Wednesday, Huffington Post Education’s Twitter feed tweeted this out: John Legend: out to save schools? http://t.co/2utAZrA0jF — HuffPostEducation (@HuffPostEdu) March 7, 2013 In the pithiest attempt at a response, …

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Bloomberg Is The System

Today, Greg Kristof of the Huffington Post reported that Michael Bloomberg has announced that he wants to have schools call up parents and deliver teacher evaluations directly to parents. This …

Mayor Mike Bloomberg of NYC with Mayor Boris Johnson of London

The Shakes, For Real

This afternoon, I posted the following joke on my Facebook: If school was in session, Bloomberg wouldn’t close schools. Around lunchtime, he’d say, “Let them have shakes.” I jest. Well, …

The Less Experience, The Better

I get it. The less experience and qualifications you have as an educational policy leader, the better. If you can play good defense and set nice picks, you’re qualified for …

Ghost Busters vs. Stay Puff

The Education Boogey-Men

Over the last few years, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting educational innovators and thought leaders from throughout the country, people who I either admire for their awesomeness or have …