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Attended Northwestern Univ., Johns Hopkins SAIS, NY University, New School, Cornell, Harvard
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Ann Cronin: Hillary: A Presidential Candidate In Need Of An Education
Hillary is alienating educators with her allegiance to the Big Testers and political leaders who fund Education-as-a-Profit-making-Venture Corporations. Betsy Combier Ann Cronin Hillary Clinton Hillary: A Presidential Candidate In Need Of An Education JULY ...
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Nat Hentoff on Stories as First Amendment Teaching Tools
Nat Hentoff MAY/JUNE 2009 An Endangered Native Species: The First Amendment By  Nat Hentoff LINK Nat Hentoff  is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Years ago, while writing a  New Yorker  profile of Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., I asked ...
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Jay Matthews: The Outrageous Re-Assignment of Rafe Esquith, The Best Classroom Teacher in the Country
Jay Matthews shows the process of re-assigning teachers after what the administrators say is "misconduct" really is nothing more than an effort to get a senior teacher off the budget. Let's not forget that the LA School District settled a sexual harassment ...
Jay Matthews shows the process of re-assigning teachers after what the administrators say is "misconduct" really is nothing more than an effort to get a senior teacher off the budget. Let's not forget that the LA School Distr...
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Phil is right!
 Phil Nobile on the Misconduct of Chancellor Carmen Farina, and on the Cheating at Cobble Hill, Circa 2006 Which was covered Up. Badly.
http://nycrubberroomreporter.blogspot.com/2015/05/phil-nobile-on-misconduct-of-chancellor.html
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Teachers as Role Models: Ethics and Evaluation
Published Online: March 8, 1989 LINK Under present systems for evaluating teachers in New York State and elsewhere, unsupported assumptions about teaching and learning often result in unfair judgments, concludes James A. Gross in Teachers on Trial: Values, ...
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Some numbers on 3020-a From 2012 (Gannett Albany Bureau)
IN DEPTH: Districts Struggle To Remove Bad Teachers 4:55 PM, Apr 10, 2012  By CARA MATTHEWS LINK Gannett Albany Bureau ALBANY -- A foreign-language teacher in Arlington, Dutchess County, was absent 127 teacher workdays during the 2008-09 school year, about ...
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Carol Burris on Using Test Scores and Common Core To Evaluate Teachers
Carol Burris     Principal’s last advice: Let’s move beyond the rhetoric and really question the Common Core Value-added scores are a sham metric. They give top teachers negative scores! Core Debate by Carol Burris, July 2, 2015 LINK Dear Jayne, I am writin...
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New York State Education Law 3020-a Procedures
New York State Education Law Section 3020-a Disciplinary procedures and penalties. 1.       Filing of charges. All charges against a person
enjoying the benefits of tenure as provided in subdivision three of section one thousand one hundred two, and section...
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Joe Nocera: How To Grade a Teacher
Joe Nocera JUNE 16, 2015 LINK This is the second column I’ve written about Deborah Loewenberg Ball , the dean of the University of Michigan School of Education. Ball believes the training that teachers get while they are in school needs to be drastically im...
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Sheryl Attkisson: FOIA is a Pointless, Useless Shadow of Its Intended Self
Sharyl Attkisson Sharyl Attkisson: Freedom of Information Act Is ‘Pointless, Useless Shadow of Its Intended Self’ Natalie Johnson /   @nataliejohnsonn   /   June 03, 2015   /   1 comments Sharyl Attkisson, a senior independent contributor for The Daily Sign...
Sharyl Attkisson Sharyl Attkisson: Freedom of Information Act Is ‘Pointless, Useless Shadow of Its Intended Self’ Natalie Johnson / @nataliejohnsonn / June 03, 2015 / 1 comments Sharyl Attkisson, a senior independent con...
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Judge Milton Shadur Gives The Chicago Teachers Union and Three Teachers Certification as a Class Action Against Racism by The Chicago Board of Education
Judge Milton Shadur #BlackTeachersMatter. U.S. Judge Milton Shadur calls CPS response to teachers discrimination lawsuit, “totally irresponsible.” LINK In 2011 the Chicago school board carried out large-scale layoffs of teachers and paraprofessionals. Afric...
Judge Milton Shadur #BlackTeachersMatter. U.S. Judge Milton Shadur calls CPS response to teachers discrimination lawsuit, “totally irresponsible.” LINK In 2011 the Chicago school board carried out large-scale layoffs of tea...
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started the first money-making video program on New York City in 1976 with CUE magazine and ABC TV; moved to Cairo Egypt to set up solar-powered video as a tool in re-directing development funding from international agencies into the rural villages of Egypt's Nile Delta area, 1979-83, started Theater Kids, Inc in 1994, and began as Editor of website Parentadvocates.org in 2002. Now writes, edits, and assists Attorneys as a paralegal. Worked for the UFT 2007-2010; started the blog NYC Rubber Room Reporter on December 27 2008. Mom to 4 daughters, Sari, Healani, Elise, and Marielle; mom to a blind white lab pup called "Rusty"
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advocate, paralegal, reporter, journalist
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    freelance reporter/paralegal/compliance maanager, present
  • United Federation of Teachers; Parentadvocates.org
    advocate, paralegal, reporter, journalist, 2011
  • Sheinkopf Communications; Memorex Corp., ABC TV, DDB Needham
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