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Humility

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Joe Nocera, writing in his new column on The New York Times Op-Ed page, accuses the education reform movement of hubris and prescribes reformers a dose of humility as to what reform can and cannot accomplish. I’ll leave to others to point out that the beliefs attributed to the movement are straw men. But given that there is clearly such a perception, a glimpse at how humble most actual reformers are is certainly worthwhile.

Many years ago, I sat at LaGuardia airport with a group of talented school leaders, including David Levin,

John King, Reformer

Monday, April 11, 2011

New York needs vigilant eyes on its school reform efforts, not just when they’re announced but over time when Albany interests can resist and co-opt. The New York Post editorial board fills this watchdog role with relish (and we've had occasion to be thankful for it), but today it bit too hard.

Tell NY How to Define High School Graduation (Survey TODAY ONLY)

Friday, February 18, 2011

What should be required to graduate from high school in New York? Should we move toward higher graduation standards, a more flexible system, or some combination of both?

The State Education Department wants your opinion to share with the Regents. Take the online survey here: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LJTTZ6R

Estimated completion time is 20 - 30 minutes, and the deadline is midnight Friday. That's tonight.

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