Monthly Archives: November 2015

The New More ‘Transparent’ ASD

TFA leaders have been dropping like flies.  First there was Michelle Rhee ‘resigning’ as chancellor in DC and then, more recently, ‘stepping down’ as CEO of StudentsFirst.  Wendy Kopp resigned her post as CEO of TFA to lead the international … Continue reading

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For TFA is it worse to be a charter critic or a Tea Party member?

In my last post ‘Tea F A?’, I speculated that the former executive director of TFA Nashville was fired after a video surfaced of him saying some pretty disgusting things at a Tea Party Rally.  This was just speculation based … Continue reading

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Tea F A?

Adnan Barqawi was a TFA 2009 corps member who was warmly received at a TFA event in Nashville in July of 2014. TFA hired him to be the executive director of TFA Nashville in January of 2015.  He is still listed … Continue reading

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Louisiana Makes Big Gains* On AP Tests

To education ‘reformers,’ test scores are the ultimate measure of success.  Test scores are the evidence that the country’s education system is broken.  Test scores of certain charter schools prove that most teachers in this country have low expectations and … Continue reading

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When You “Got To Go”, You Got To Go

The New York Times recently published a blockbuster report about a leaked sixteen student “got to go” list created at a Success Academy school in New York City.  The school, Success Academy, Fort Greene opened in September 2013.  In a … Continue reading

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