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How’s Hizzoner’s School Improvement Plan Doing? An Interim Report

In January 2013, just before Bill de Blasio was sworn in for his first term as New York City’s mayor, a reporter asked him what he wanted his legacy to be. He replied that he wanted to be known as “the education mayor.” Three years into his first term he might ask, as Ed Koch… Continue reading How’s Hizzoner’s School Improvement Plan Doing? An Interim Report

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Why I Write for a Blog Called ‘New York School Talk’

Sometimes people ask me why I’m so passionate about education reform and I stumble through some cerebral gobbledygook about politics and policy. I should know better. The answer’s easy. It’s how my parents raised me and it’s why I’m writing for New York School Talk. Mom and Dad would laugh now if I labeled them… Continue reading Why I Write for a Blog Called ‘New York School Talk’