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The Most Important Figure in School Reform We Never Talk About: It’s the Principal

As we go back to school this fall, parents will naturally be fretting about teachers—mainly, did their kids get the best ones? But what if, in the interest of educational improvement, we paused to examine the role of one person who rarely gets talked about, but who just might be the most important figure in school reform: the principal?

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Newark residents make legal bid to stop controversial school reorganization plan

NEWARK — While about 350 students were attending their first day of charter school, parents, residents, union officials and community advocates gathered outside to unveil their latest effort to derail the Newark school district’s controversial reorganization.

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School Voucher Programs Create Inequality

The story line of legislatures pushing for privatization in education is familiar. Instead of focusing federal support efforts on ensuring all students receive equal opportunities for a quality education, legislatures choose to funnel support into private schools, essentially forcing taxpayers to support two school systems instead of one. While legislatures claim these measures are meant to “improve” schools, low-income students […]

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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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AFSA Local President Jimmy Gittings in Baltimore Sun

Jimmy Gittings, president of AFSA Local 25, was recently featured in
The Baltimore Sun commenting on the CEO of Baltimore City Public
Schools, Andrés Alonso and his ongoing changes to Baltimore schools.

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Statement by President Diann Woodard In Response To President Obama’s Proposed Master Teacher Corps

In response to this proposal, President of the American Federation of School Administrators (AFSA), AFL-CIO, released the following statement:

“While, AFSA appreciates the administration’s efforts to improve educational opportunities for students in math, science, technology, and engineering, this plan is only a start in the right direction.

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The Missing Link in School Reform

Originally published on The Huffington Post May 2011.

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Test-Driven Education Reform Could Set Up Kids To Fail

Originally published on The Huffington Post February 2011.

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