By Tanya “Rafika” Anderson, Posted April 13, 2015 U.S. Consul General Barcelona Girls High Girl – Class of 218 Dear fellow Class of 218 Alumnae, Mrs. Bea Batt-Behar, a Spanish teacher at Girls High wrote to me on February 25, informing me that she would be leading a group of students on a visit to […]
By Lisa Haver, Posted April 10th in www.philly.com IF THERE WERE ever a governmental body that needed to change its ways, it would be the current School Reform Commission. After years of ineffective leadership and financial mismanagement, the SRC’s credibility with the system’s stakeholders – the teachers, parents, students and community members – is in […]
By Ken Derstine, Posted April 12, 2015 The disastrous budget that Governor Cuomo has achieved in New York deepens the attack on teachers and public education. Among its many regressive measures, the budget includes evaluating teachers based on standardized test scores. This is despite the American Statistical Association estimating that teachers affect test scores by […]
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