It has been my own experience, in five different colleges and universities, that the small school sector may exhibit a bit more enthusiasm for reaching out to sister institutions to leverage relationships through partnership programs and collaborative enterprises.
The disgusting reality that the president ignores is that true believers in competition undermined the education of children destined to be defeated in their market-driven "reforms."
But again in 2011, Robeson wound up on the city's closure list. “Roughly half of the kids who come to this school will graduate
According to an October study from researchers at MIT and Duke, the central focus of Mayor Bloomberg's education plan - smaller
You've looked around; you've talked to faculty; you've met with staff; the coach has shown you the locker room and the resident assistant has shown you the room. You love it here or you hate it here, and that's going to be the most important factor.
And while small schools, on average, appear to be doing better with the students they receive, quite a few have done badly
Deborah Meier is considered the founder of the modern small-schools movement. She founded the Central Park East Schools, the first of the teacher-led small schools, in East Harlem in 1974.
I am a great admirer of two educational communities in New York City -- the Bloomingdale Family Program and the Julia Richman Education Complex.
Charter operators and their lobbying groups have dis-empowered teachers and turned charters into a self-interested, anti-public school, anti-union entrepreneurial venture.