The Answer Sheet: Wendy Kopp

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 06/01/2013

The clueless tweet of TFA's Wendy Kopp

She praises progress in Philadelphia schools on the day a budget is passed without funding for paper, counselors, athletics, etc.

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:45 AM ET, 06/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Teach for America, The Worst Timing, Wendy Kopp

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2010

A primer on (and problems with) market-based reform

Here's a primer on market-based school reform, the vision of its proponents and why their agenda is not the best thing for children.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  andy smarick, arne duncan, checker finn, chester finn, democrats for education reform, dfer, fordham institute, geoffrey canada, green dot charter schools, harlem children's zone, jeb bush, joel klein, kipp, kipp schools, market-based reform, michael bloomberg, michelle rhee, richard barth, rick hess, rick scott, school reform, steve barr, wendy kopp, whitney tilson

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 11/21/2010

Teacher runs into power of Teach for America

A teacher writes about difficulty finding a job in an urban school district because of choosing traditional training rather than Teach for America or a similar alternative program.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:16 PM ET, 11/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Teachers | Tags:  diane ravitch, teach for america, teacher training, teachers, wendy kopp