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Remainders: Dems pressure Cuomo to undo school cuts

  • State Assembly Democrats are petitioning Gov. Cuomo to undo his school budget cuts. (City Room)
  • A family in a high-pressure Maryland community didn’t pressure their kids at all. (Jay Mathews)
  • Education experts, including a city teacher, weigh in on the question, “Why blame the teachers?” (Times)
  • The idea that poor schools always have the most junior teachers isn’t borne out in NYC. (Edwize)
  • Public Advocate De Blasio thinks Mayor Bloomberg’s layoff threats are empty. (State of Politics)
  • New tenure and evaluation rules could turn people away from becoming teachers. (Ed in the Apple)
  • The track team Collin started at his school foundered because it couldn’t compete. (GS Community)
  • Fred Siegel and Sol Stern: Bloomberg’s school bubble has burst. (Post)
  • The two transfer schools the city wants to close have high teacher salaries; is this a pattern? (Ed Notes)
  • A national curriculum doesn’t mean every student will do the same thing every day. (Curriculum Matters)
  • Mike Petrilli says he was wrong to blame teachers unions on a decline in arts participation. (Flypaper)