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Are You a 1%er or a 99%er in the #OccupyTheClassroom Movement?

Jose Vilson Jose 1 Comment

Good friend Stephen Lazar hit an essay out of the park yesterday (which he published early this morning). It’s worth the read because the rest of what I’m about to say is going to stir a bit of conversation around what’s what. First, a quote: I think we, the teachers, have to bare some blame for setting the conditions that led to the Occupy movement.  Too many of us (and …

What I Learned At The City Hall / Gotham Schools Panel on Education

Jose Vilson Jose 7 Comments

Amazing that, in the midst of getting ready for school, I had enough time to get in an important policy panel today. Before it started, there was already lots of controversy, primarily with the preliminary list lacking teachers of any variety. Eventually, rumor had it that education professor Diane Ravitch declined her invitation to the panel because of the lack of teacher voice. After including Leo Casey and Stephen Lazar, …