There’s a lot of important, nuanced debate to be had between the most optimistic education reformers and those who are more skeptical. But I think there are many, though of course not all, on the education reform critic side who tie themselves in knots telling inconsistent stories about education in this country. So here are the most common paradoxes of that movement.
Parents gathered on the steps of City Hall Thursday morning to criticize New York City's neglect of its failing schools crisis and to call on the State Education Department to immediately take over 40 of the city's failing district and charter schools. The announcement, which is the first organized call for the state to assume control of New York City schools, is a searing indictment of the Department of Education's refusal to addressing a failing schools crisis that traps 143,000 children in broken schools. Read More
Renowned photographer Jonathan Mannion teams with the Don’t Steal Possible campaign to kick off Think Possible – a free community workshop series launching in New York City on Saturday, February 7th. Much like Questlove, who spun at the launch of the campaign, Jonathan Mannion has decided to act on his belief in the Don’t Steal Possible movement and the idea that all NYC children have the right to a great education. Inspired by the grassroots initiative dedicated to ending the education crisis in the city, Mannion will host the “How To Create A Photo Essay” workshop, which aims to “spark creative passions among New Yorkers.”