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For New Orleans Students, Katrina Was Only the Beginning

The world watched in horror as Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans and much of the Gulf Coast in 2005. But for New Orleans’ public school students, parents, and teachers, the tragedy of Katrina was just the beginning. “A Perfect Storm: The Takeover of New Orleans Public Schools,” the first in series of short videos, shows the inside story of how […]

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House Passes Charter School Bill While Senate Introduces A Nearly Identical Measure

The bipartisan charter school bill, known as the “Success and Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Act,” (H.R. 10) which consolidates and updates the existing charter school programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), passed the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday May 9th on a bipartisan vote of 360-45. The bill passed as written of Committee with a […]

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AFT Exposes For-Profit Charter School Industry

WASHINGTON –The American Federation of Teachers is launching a campaign to expose the for-profit charter school industry as more interested in high pay for its CEOs and profits for its stockholders than it is in teaching kids. In studies and personal testimony gathered at a section of its website, the 1.4-million member union rips the veil off the profitable firms, […]

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Suspended Newark Principals Meet With AFSA President Diann Woodard and CASA

Suspended Newark Principals Meet With AFSA President Diann Woodard and CASA

Newark, NJ—Pledging full support for Newark’s recently suspended principals, Diann Woodard, president of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO met for a briefing with four of the five principals on Thursday. Joined by the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20, the briefing was held at AFT’s Newark office. All of the suspended principals are members of AFSA and CASA Local 20.

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UPDATE: Dr. Leonard Pugliese of CASA to Speak on Radio About Suspended Principals in Newark

Following the suspension of five principals in Newark, Dr. Leonard Pugliese, AFSA regional vice president and executive director of the City Association of Supervisors and Administrators (CASA), AFSA Local 20 in Newark will speak on The Chalk Radio on January 23 at 7 pm EST. To listen in to the show, visit www.blogtalkradio.com/chalkface. Below is a direct account from Dr. Pugliese […]

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Standing With The Newark Five

We are outraged to hear of the five principals who were unjustly suspended in Newark by Superintendent Cami Anderson for simply supporting community members and speaking out against the closures of public schools. As Newark Councilman Ras Baraka said in a statement on Friday, January 14: Today Cami Anderson indefinitely suspended four Newark principals: Tony Motley of Bragraw Avenue School, […]

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The Time is Right for Community Leadership

By Diann Woodard In towns and cities across America you can hear the faint wisp of a collective sigh of relief—an exhale, if you will. In these communities, Americans have taken back their rights to govern themselves. In New York, after 12 years of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, voters said, “No more.” They voted for someone who ran on the notion […]

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Charter Schools Taking It Too Far

Charter Schools Taking It Too Far

Charter schools claim to be for all students, yet they screen student’s submissions and test scores as if they were applying for college.

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Supermarkets, Not Superman

Originally published on The Huffington Post October 2010.

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The Summer Soldiers of School Reform

Originally published on The Huffington Post October 2010.

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