Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Glitter falling from mayoral control in Chicago

My latest on Huffington
But now, with Chicago's schools in a state of leaderless limbo, the problems of having a single autocrat running big-city school systems have become obvious to all. After a decade and a half of Daley's top-down reform efforts, seven of those years with Duncan as the CEO, neighborhood schools remain pretty much as they were. Scores have flattened out. The so-called "achievement gap" continues to widen. Violence has reached pandemic proportions and the school system is on the brink of insolvency. Daley's pet reform project, Renaissance 2010, has been discarded and the phrase banned from usage within the bureaucracy... Read my entire Huffington post here.
Today's best blog posts

Deb Meier's Post-Election Imagining
Alan Singer's What Happens if the Charter School Companies Win?
Arthur Goldstein's No Leeches Left Behind

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