charter schools

The Charter Circus Is Back In Town

By darciecima New Jersey’s last round of charter applications was a stealth affair. With no suburban applications, and no big controversies, nobody paid much attention. Well, That’s Pastor Michael McDuffie. Much like Pastor Amir Khan Source: Mother Crusader   »

Public School Supporters Meet With Governor Dean and Randi Weingarten at the DNC

Public School Supporters Meet With Governor Dean and Randi Weingarten at the DNC

While at the DNC, I was lucky enough to be invited to a small gathering of public education supporters with Governor Dean and Randi Weingarten, who heads the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). I’m a tremendous fan of Governor Dean — in fact, I was a Deaniac before there was a netroots. I still think he’s fantastic on so many issues close to the hearts of progressives. And I l... »

Why We Must Recommit Ourselves to Excellent Public Schools For All

Make every existing public school excellent--that's the only solution. What's currently wrong with public education can be summed up by looking at two very local stories that embody in particular what needs fixing in public education. Racial, economic, achievement and other inequalities are playing out through real estate. »