Tag Archives: teach for america

Revisiting Gary Chartrand’s Conflicts of Interests

Florida Times-Union reporter Rhema Thompson has an excellent feature on the chairman of state board of education, Gary Chartrand and his many conflicts of interests which Floridians are expected to just brush aside: With his official term as chairman of … Continue reading

Posted in charter schools, EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teach for America Bringing Illegal Immigrants to Teach in Denver Classrooms

From KUSA NBC reporter Nelson Garcia: DPS is working with Teach for America to bring in people with an official status of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” as determined by the federal government. Part of the requirements for DACA status … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

About that New Chairman of the Florida Board of Education

I missed a subtlety in Leslie Postal’s Orlando Sentinel story last month that StateImpact’s John O’Connor  didn’t. This from Postal’s story about the search for a new commissioner: Applicants to replace Gerard Robinson, who stepped down after a little more than … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Stonewall to Protect Michelle Rhee and Teach for America

One time Michelle Rhee apologist, Jay Mathews, predicted a cover-up. He got one. Wrote Mathews in June of the snail’s pace of the DC inspector generals investigation of test-cheating which occurred on Rhee’s watch as DC chancellor: What about all those erasures? … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION, FLORIDA POLITICS | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Key to FCAT Success for Charter Schools USA : Teach the Test

The much ballyhooed release early this month by the Florida DOE touting charter school superiority got a follow-up in the Naples Daily News. Reporter Heather Carney asked the principal of  Bonita Springs Charter about their status as an A school. Bonita … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Some Inconvenient History for a Teach for America Alum, Jeb Bush and Parent Trigger Advocates

Matt Minnick wasn’t alone in being less than forthcoming about who he was when he testified before the Florida Senate Budget Committee’s March 3rd  hearing on SB 1718 . An AFL-CIO lobbyist wasn’t either. The one-time Teach for America corps member turned … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Education’s Ruling “Plutocracy” of Billionaires

Quickly emerging as one of the nation’s most important education writers, Walt Gardner cautions that America should be concerned that billionaires are investing so much in education policy. Referencing the recent donation of NYC mayor Mike Bloomberg and others to save the … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Florida School Board Chairman Calls Teach for America Report a “Fluff Piece”

From Florida Times-Union reporter Topher Sanders: Here’s the local report of Teach for America’s effectiveness in Duval County Public Schools. The report came under fire last week when several School Board members criticized it for not being objective. The report … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Teach for America Confirms Corp Member Cheating in Atlanta

Only WXIA TV in Atlanta and the American Independent news system is reporting on this right now. “A handful of our teachers did confess to cheating and there are no excuses for that. It’s completely unacceptable,” said Metro Atlanta Teach … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Three Teach for America Corps Members Confess to Cheating in Atlanta Scandal – More Implicated

From Atlanta NBC 11: Three Teach for America educators in Atlanta schools have confessed to cheating to state investigators and more were implicated. “A handful of our teachers did confess to cheating and there are no excuses for that. It’s … Continue reading

Posted in EDUCATION | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment