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Rise & Shine: Weingarten asks Bloomberg, Klein for partnership

In the city:

  • Randi Weingarten asked Bloomberg and Klein to be her “partners” in reform. (Post, Daily News)
  • The City Council will begin reviewing the mayor’s proposed $60 billion budget. (WNYC)
  • In endorsing Bloomberg for mayor, Rev. Floyd Flake cited his success in education. (NY1)
  • Shelly Silver said mayoral control must be tweaked; Bloomberg disagreed. (Daily News)
  • All this followed the state legislature’s first formal discussion of school control. (Daily News)
  • A private preschool tells parents mayoral control is to blame for overcrowding. (Post)
  • Charter schools, which serve fewer ELL’s, got higher test scores than DOE schools. (Post)
  • The Post editorial board says mayoral control’s fate hinges on the UFT’s power.
  • Adam Lisberg on Mayor Bloomberg’s complicated relationship with criticism.
  • The Daily News editorial board says ELA scores show we need more charter schools.
  • Marcus Winters of the Manhattan Institute says the hiring freeze will be bad for kids.
  • Aspiring teachers and teachers-in-training are scrambling to craft a different plan. (Times)


  • In New Jersey, legislation helps laid-off bankers become teachers. (Times)
  • Steve Barr of Green Dot is organizing a citywide parent revolution. (LA Times)
  • Jay Mathews grades a circulating proposal for how to spend the school stimulus.
  • A teacher, drafted to Vietnam at 19, fights military recruitment at high schools. (Times)
  • A video about “stuff” brings students up to speed on the latest enviro-science. (Times)

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