Poor Ms. Betsy. It seems she doesn’t have enough. Neither, evidently, do her friends, Davey and Charlie Koch of the boy band, the Koch Bros. But here’s the good news: the gold rush to privatize (viz..destroy) public education is speeding up. Despite this week’s protest at Harvard. Perhaps she, Davey and Charlie and their […]
Just received a very lovely review from Donovan’s Bookshelf: Yo Miz! combines the tone of a memoir with serious (and, at times, unexpectedly comic) observations from an unconventional teacher who moves from her home school to teach at 25 Manhattan public high schools in one year, and charts not only Rose’s growth as an […]
Dr. Carole Lieberman, host of “Dr. Carole’s Couch” interviewed me about the book for her radio show. She asked some very provocative questions, including the toughest one yet, “Why do some of our public schools get to screen for top students and have so many more resources than others?” The full show is here. Dr. […]
Dan Hust wrote a beautiful piece on Yo Miz! for the “Sullivan Life” section of August 7’s Sullivan County Democrat. He hit all the high points. Many thanks. You can read it here.
I had to cut “Yo Miz” the book…alot… to focus on the kids I encountered – and my hope for them. Starting today, I’m posting bits and pieces that didn’t make the cut. My Short History of Tweed Tweed. That’s the familiar name for the old New York County Courthouse, that elegant neo-classical, American […]
That’s right! You heard me. A plethora of pedagogical pundits are proffering their pov’s about the so-called failure of our public schools to educate our children. Poverty, high dropout rates, low scores on standardized tests, the dearth of classes in fine arts, music, physical education, the lack of school libraries, computers, books, social workers, guidance […]