With guest, Louder Than a Bomb poet Nate Marshall

Thursday, February 2, 2012

SmallTalk salute to Pedro Noguera

A SmallTalk salute goes out to Pedro Noguera who resigned from the State University of New York Board of Trustees, one of two groups with the power to approve charter schools, saying the university is approving charters that increase inequality and needlessly divide the community.

In an interview, Noguera said he sees a lack of political leadership about the role of charters and the deep divisions that occur when charter schools move into the same buildings as traditional public schools, a controversial policy known as co-location.
“Policymakers who are elected and accountable to the public should be thinking through the implications of what they’re doing, and I don’t see any evidence that that’s happening right now in New York state,” he said.


  1. A man of true courage. As a New Yorker, I'm proud that Pedro resigned.

  2. ReTiredbutMisstheKidsFebruary 6, 2012 at 12:56 AM

    Some GOOD news RE:charter schools. As per your January 10th post RE: New Jersey's proposed Tikun Olam School: Mike Winerip
    wrote an update in the NYT--the charter was NOT approved by the state of New Jersey. Well, that's one right!


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