Class Struggle: Gerald W. Bracey

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 10/12/2010

What Jerry Bracey would have said about Locke High

Every once in awhile I run across a case of distorted education reporting and mourn the 2009 death of Gerald W. Bracey. For years he was the nation's watchdog of unexamined assumptions and misleading language in education policy and education writing. Instead of stewing over these mishaps, I am going to post them and say what I think Jerry would have said about them

By Jay Mathews  |  11:30 AM ET, 10/12/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Gerald W. Bracey, Green Dot Public Schools, Locke High School, big gains in proficency hide one of the lowest proficiency rate in the country, education statistical distortions

Posted at 01:38 PM ET, 11/13/2009

Sidwell Friends School as Rorschach test

My colleague Michael Birnbaum's great story about demonstrators descending on the Sidwell Friends School because of the First Family's presence proves once again that people see in famous schools---as they do in Hollywood celebrities or sports stars or religious...

By Jay Mathews  |  01:38 PM ET, 11/13/2009 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Jay on the Web | Tags:  Sidwell Friends School; Gerald W. Bracey; President Obama's daughters; private vs. public schools