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. […]
One never knows what will ignite a journalist. Angela Barbuti of the NY Press, the publisher of the “Our Town” papers that line our Manhattan neighborhoods with local news, interviewed me recently about “Yo Miz!” For fun, I spit a few rhymes and she ran with it. If you haven’t become weary with my shameless […]
BTW – He’s my new BFF!
Thursday evening, Karen Lewis and Leon Botstein are being honored in NYC. The award is named for Deborah Meier, currently senior scholar at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Education, founder of several important small schools including Central Park East, co-founder of the Coalition of Essential Schools and a fun lady. The evening is produced […]
If you haven’t already seen him in action, you MUST check out Taylor Mali. Teachers, he will add lift to your wings!!! http://www.dailykos.com/story/2011/03/18/957925/-What-do-I-MAKE-I-m-a-teacher-and-I-make-a-goddamn-difference-Now-what-about-you?detail=emailclassic
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 […]