Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Diane Ravitch on NPR

Diane Ravitch on NPR.

I've never heard Tom Ashbrook before, and I have no opinion. But I like to hear Diane Ravitch's voice, and I'm looking forward to reading Reign of Error. This is a good interview; she knows what she's talking about, to say the least.

Occasionally you encounter people who have genuine expertise and legitimate experience, and they're remarkably at ease with their arguments, and there's no artifice, no facade. Diane Ravitch is one of those people, and I think Karen Lewis is, too.

We should get a book group going on Reign of Error.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Passages Charter High School Incoming!

Heads Up!

1. Take the survey. 

2. Go to the meeting--- there's one Tuesday morning. It's at Passages, 1643 W. Byrn Mawr.  I'll try to make it to the one on the 17th.

AHS High School Community Meetings! All community meetings will take place in the new cafeteria and are scheduled as follows:

1. Tuesday, 9/10/13 from 9:00-10:00 a.m.

2. Tuesday, 9/17/13 from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

TIFs in an Era of School Budget Cuts

BGA held a forum on the TIFs last night; they were smart enough to get it on tape. If your community group is working on school funding, this topic is a must. Here's the entire video.

I wasn't there, but I was following the Twitter feed, which is in itself pretty interesting.

RPNPS is gearing up for the fall. We're having our first meeting  of the season on Sept. 22. Email  us if you want the location/time.  New members are welcome! Come work on strategies to support our neighborhood public schools.