Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Monday, December 30, 2013

Carmen Farina expected to be appointed Chancellor NYC Schools

A former NYC school administrator Carmen Farina soon to be appointed Chancellor of the NYC Public Schools by Mayor elect Bill de Blasio at a junior high school in Brooklyn.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Pittsburgh school board drops $750,000 Teach For America contract

Here’s some education news that you don’t hear every day: The Pittsburgh school board is rescinding a $750,000 contract with Teach For America, and keeping open an elementary school slated to be shuttered. The board’s four new members, taking a new reform tact, drove the decision to drop the contract by a 6-2 vote with one abstention; in late November, before the new members were sworn in, the board approved the contract 6-3.

 Published: DECEMBER 19, 4:43 PM ET

Monday, December 23, 2013

Teach for America: A voice from Harvard

"For one, I am far from ready to enter a classroom on my own. Indeed, in my experience Harvard students have increasingly acknowledged that TFA drastically underprepares its recruits for the reality of teaching. But more importantly, TFA is not only sending young, idealistic, and inexperienced college grads into schools in neighborhoods different from where they're from--it's also working to destroy the American public education system. As a hopeful future teacher, that is not something I could ever conscionably put my name behind."
By Sandra Y.L. Korn, Harvard Crimson
From: Valerie Strauss, The Answer Sheet
October 24, 2013,The Washington Post

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)

Whitney Tilson (3rd background)
"Let’s be honest: we need a lot more well-off, well-educated white folks with a personal stake in both charter schools and education reform in general if we’re going to take reform to the next level, both politically and operationally.Whitney Tilson, hedge fund manager and major funding angel for the school privatizing Democrats for Education Reform, thinks there’s not enough rich, educated white folks.( Preaprez) click photo to his blog.

Arne Duncan

Arne Duncan
U.S. Secretary of Education, click photo