StudentsFirstNY reports that dozens of public charter school parents from across New York City rallied outside the NYC Department of Education in support of a longstanding City initiative that allows charter schools to mail flyers to prospective families. New York City has a model program where it protects parent privacy so that no school has… Continue reading “Why Would the Mayor Want to Block Me and Other Parents From Knowing Our Public School Options?” Parents Speak Out.
Hundreds of public school parents joined education reform organization StudentsFirstNY and other advocates on the steps of City Hall today to urge new Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to hit the reset button on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s failing education agenda. The parents want Carranza to deviate from the path laid out by former Chancellor Fariña and… Continue reading Parents to Chancellor Carranza: “It’s Time to Hit the Reset Button on Mayor de Blasio’s Failing Education Agenda”
This afternoon at a 2:30 press briefing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a (second) new Schools Chancellor, Richard A. Carranza, who has served the last 18 months as Superintendent of Houston and for four years before that as San Francisco superintendent. Here are some highlights from news coverage. The New York Times: The speed of… Continue reading Second Time’s the Charm? De Blasio Selects Houston Superintendent Richard Carranza as New Chancellor
The Daily News reported yesterday that NYSUT, the New York teacher union, has bought about a dozen billboards upstate, as well as ads on bus shelters, urging parents to opt their children out of annual state standardized testing. This is in spite of the fact that student results are no longer tied to teacher evaluations,… Continue reading No, Rich White Parents Should NOT Refuse Testing for Their Children
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’