Strategy and Analysis to Defend and Transform Public Education

GO Teacher Policy fellow replies to our critique of NCTQ report

We want to highlight this discussion between two Oakland teachers, one of them working with GO Public Schools, the main sponsor of the National Council on Teacher Quality report that … Continue reading

April 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

You Don’t “Hella Love” Oakland Teachers OR Students with Research Like This

You Don’t “Hella Love” Oakland Teachers OR Students with Research Like This. A Critique of the NCTQ’s “Teacher Quality Roadmap” Report Table of Contents: Intro – A Racist/Classist Report for … Continue reading

April 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Tony Smith leaves Oakland . . . in shambles

We’re offerring a piece by our retired teacher comrade Jack Gerson on the “legacy” of Tony Smith, the now resigned superintendent of the Oakland Unified School District.  We will be … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Connecting the Dots: Bay Area Millionaires Buying School Board Elections Across the Country

A little while ago we wrote about how corporate money has been rolling into school board elections across the country, upturning normally low-key, local affairs and twisting them towards corporate … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Garbage Science: Teacher Evaluation by Test Scores and Some Ideas for Stopping Them in Oakland

Some of you might have already seen the shocking results in the New York Times today.  Apparently, all the teacher evaluations programs pushed on school districts by Obama’s Race To … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 4 Comments