Monthly Archives: March 2010

War on teachers escalates

Last month’s wholesale firing of 74 teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island exemplified America‘s rising anti-teacher sentiment. Both President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan praised Superintendent Frances Gallo’s decision, and Newsweek writers Evan Thomas and Pat Wingert called the firings a “notable breakthrough.”

 

This is an excerpt from my commentary in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, “War on teachers escalates”.  Please click here to read the entire article.  You can respond or provide feedback by clicking on the comment button below.

 

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 –Christopher Paslay

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The school-reform merry-go-round

“The Philadelphia School District recently created a stir by seeming to want to change the admission guidelines for their high-performing magnet schools in an effort to increase diversity. (Soon after the idea was announced, school chief Arlene Ackerman declared the proposal dead and explained the idea came from a miscommunication by her staff.)”

 

This is an excerpt from my commentary in today’s Philadelphia Daily News, “The school-reform merry-go-round”.  Please click here to read the entire article.  You can respond or provide feedback by clicking on the comment button below.

 

 Thanks for reading.

 

 –Christopher Paslay

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