Amid the devastating aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, we learned that Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated $20,000 dollars to a campaign aimed at helping the mayor of Bridgeport, Conn. gain control over the city's school board. Sound familiar? Well, that's the same level of power Bloomberg exerts over our ... More >>
Black gets promoted from within the mayor's own head
The New York state education department issued its annual test scores for 3rd- through 8th-graders this morning, and the takeaway is: They blow. The number of students judged proficient in English fell from 77% in 2009 to 53% this year; in math, the percent earning passing grades plunged from ... More >>
Are No Child Left Behind and Bloomberg's report cards pushing schools to go grade-grubbing?