I’ve had the opportunity to sit at a number of education policy tables over the years. To the often heated discussions, I’ve tried to bring a mother’s common sense: an unwavering belief in the potential of every child and unapologetic impatience with excuses. My approach is simple. I ask: What if it were my child?
This report presents an investigation conducted by CREDO over the past two years. We examined charter school performance in urban areas, driven by our ongoing effort to identify successful models for educating America’s students, particularly students of color and students living in poverty.
The “Fight for their Future” series hits close to home. I’m a mother of five who has lived this struggle and sees the effects of failing schools every day.
My son Shaquell is 19 today, and attends Brooklyn Frontier High School for struggling students because he was the product of a broken system. His zoned elementary school failed him horribly.
In an extraordinary coalition of religious leaders in New York's Black and Hispanic communities, nearly 100 members of clergy led by Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green gathered on the steps of New York City Hall on Thursday afternoon to declare the passage of bold, structural change to fix a statewide failing schools crisis a "moral" imperative. Read More
State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. and Rev. Dr. Johnnie Green will lead nearly 100 prominent members of New York's Black and Hispanic clergy from New York Hispanic Clergy Association and Mobilizing Preachers and Communities to gather on the steps of City Hall Thursday, urging elected officials in Albany for bold action fixing a statewide crisis that fails close to 800,000 students every year. Read More
Families for Excellent Schools' CEO Jeremiah Kittredge released this statement in response to Stanford University's Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) report released earlier Wednesday, finding that New York City charter schools increased academic achievement across all grade levels and especially for students at or near the poverty line. Read More
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE** WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2015 Contact: Families for Excellent Schools – Khan Shoieb, … Read More
Real Answers to City’s Failing Schools Crisis Found in 46 High-Performing, High-Poverty District and Charter Schools–Not $150M “Renewal Schools” Gamble
Enrollment is declining at a rapid pace at many low-performing Bronx schools. Parents are fleeing failing schools and seeking high-quality charter and district school options.