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Steve Ransom

Kozol: 'I'm sick of begging' Congress to do the right thing - The Answer Sheet - The Wa... - 37 views

  • o culture is starved. Aesthetics are gone. Joy in learning is regarded as a bothersome distraction. "These kids don't have time for joy, or whim, or charm, or inquiry! Leave whim and happiness to the children of the privileged. Poor kids can't afford that luxury." Even good and idealistic inner-city principals tell me that they feel they have no choice.
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    "So culture is starved. Aesthetics are gone. Joy in learning is regarded as a bothersome distraction. "These kids don't have time for joy, or whim, or charm, or inquiry! Leave whim and happiness to the children of the privileged. Poor kids can't afford that luxury." Even good and idealistic inner-city principals tell me that they feel they have no choice"
Kevin Jarrett

Unspinning Data on New Jersey Charter Schools « School Finance 101 - 14 views

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    Fantastic article dissecting and disproving the latest spin on charter data from our Governor and the NJDOE
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    Bruce Baker at School Finance 101 nails it ... again. "As they presently operate, however, many of the standout schools do not represent scalable reforms. And on average, New Jersey charters are still… just… average. "
Steve Ransom

Brian Jones: What I Learned at NBC's Education Nation Summit - 31 views

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    Excellent perspectives here! Love this concluding line:  "Beware CEOs who say teachers are the problem. And beware CEO solutions. You might find yourself in a room without windows."
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