School Closings and Public Policy: The Anatomy of a Catastrophe

michael bloomberg

Mark Naison: The idea of closing low performing schools, designated as such entirely on the basis of student test scores, removing half of their teaching staff and all of their administrators, and replacing them with a new school, has tremendous appeal among business leaders and almost none among educators.

On Cable News, “Truth” Sometimes Resembles “1984″

1984

We have reached the point where truth in history is determined by whoever can buy a news network and get partisans to shout loud and long. Hold onto your birth certificate, just in case.

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