Monthly Archives: September 2016

Are P-TECH Students College Ready?

Perhaps the most overrated school in reformer folklore is the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH, in Brooklyn, New York. Since opening five years ago, they have been featured in national news reports, visited by President Obama, … Continue reading

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Success Academy Scrubs Their Public Video Page: Updated

There’s a famous saying, I think it originated with Watergate, “It’s not the crime, it’s the cover up.” My last two blog posts have been based on videos I found on Success Academy’s public video site on Vimeo.  This is … Continue reading

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Circle Time At Success Academy

Success Academy is a network of charter schools in New York City that is quite controversial.  It is undeniable that their test scores are incredibly high.  Yet, we know very little about what happens inside these schools.  They don’t seem … Continue reading

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Success Academy Reveals Some Of Their Secret Methods

In February 2016, The New York Times revealed that a celebrated teacher at Success Academy utilized a teaching technique known as ‘rip and redo’ on an unsuspecting 1st grader.  The chain insisted that this was an anomaly as was the … Continue reading

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Duncan’s Convenient Edit

A few days ago, Campbell Brown’s website, the74, published their first book called ‘The Founders.’  It is a book about the top charter schools in the country and the stories behind them and their founders.  The foreward to the book was … Continue reading

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