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Monday, June 2, 2008

All hail Eduwonkette!

Check out this terrific Eduwonkette posting -- in which she points out that despite Joel Klein's continual attempts to portray his policies as equitable, are quite the opposite.

This has become most obvious in his ham-handed attack on the whole notion of providing more funding through the Contract for Excellence for NYC's low-performing schools.

I would add another point -- that the Chancellor, who talks endlessly about the need to address the achievement gap, refuses to implement one of the very few reforms which have been shown to narrow this disparity -- reducing class size.

1 comment:

philip said...

I couldn't find a way to contact you so I apologize for putting this here...


There is a producer from CNN doing a story on NCLB and its effects on teachers and students. She wants to interview (on camera) a NY teacher and a NY student who have left public school as a result of NCLB. If you know of either, could you put them in touch with me so I can put them in touch with her?

Thanks for your help!