Thursday, August 25, 2011

$905K not going to Philly kids....

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The reform movement is already failing

REUters AUG 23, 2011 10:41 EDT
By Diane Ravitch
The opinions expressed are her own.
Reuters invited leading educators to reply to Steven Brill's op-ed on the school reform deniers. We will be publishing the responses here. Below is Ravitch's reply. Here are responses from Joel Klein and Deborah Meier as well.

Amid outrage, SRC approves buyout

by Benjamin Herold for the Notebook, WHYY/NewsWorks on Aug 24 2011
Former Philadelphia schools superintendent Arlene Ackerman is gone, but the controversy surrounding her departure is far from over.  At a meeting on Wednesday full of vitriol, fury, and charges of racism, School Reform Commission (SRC) voted unanimously to approve a $905,000 buyout and related separation agreement.


Ackerman Blames Her Departure on Political Missteps

Education Week District Dossier Blog By Christina Samuels on August 24, 2011 2:29 PM
Arlene Ackerman, who resigned Monday as superintendent of the 155,000-student Philadelphia district, said in an interview with Education WeekWednesday that political miscalculations led to her removal, not issues with job performance.

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