Carol Burris

Posted Nov. 7, 2018

No Matter What Anyone Says, the Money Ought to Follow the Kid Regardless of What Kind of Public School They Choose

I am punching above my weight. I am no education policy wonk, nor am I a mover or shaker in America’s larger educational conversation. But…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Sep. 12, 2016

No Surprise, Carol Burris Misses the Mark on California Charter Schools

Carol Burris, executive director of the Network for Public Education, writes about “a never-ending stream of charter scandals coming from California” in Valerie Strauss’ Answer…

By Caroline Bermudez

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Posted Aug. 3, 2016

You Can’t Argue With Success

In the City of New York, parents are lining up by the thousands to enroll their children in public charter schools like Success Academy, attracted…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted July 26, 2016

If Charter Schools Aren’t Public, Then Neither Are Elite Magnets

At a recent book club meeting, we were wrapping up a spirited discussion of James Baldwin’s “The Fire Next Time” when our talk veered to…

By Tracy Dell’Angela

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Posted May 19, 2016

Diane Ravitch and Carol Burris Attack Anyone Who Disagrees

Recently, a prominent American citizen released a video urging the next president of the United States to spend one day teaching in a high-poverty school…

By Peter Cunningham

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Posted Mar. 18, 2015

No Miracle Here: We Believe in Dashaun

Dashaun is the kind of young man New York Principal Carol Burris thinks could not be expected to handle the Common Core State Standards. Apparently,…

By Erika Sanzi

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Posted Nov. 13, 2014

Burris’ Abrupt End to an Honest Conversation

President of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute Michael Petrilli and award-winning Long Island principal Carol Burris have been in an ongoing debate on the Common…

By Hanna Grace Frank

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Posted Oct. 13, 2014

Why Is Diane Ravitch Belittling These Teachers?

In a recent blog post, education historian Diane Ravitch belittled two teachers who happen to disagree with her and school principal Carol Burris on the…

By J. Gordon Wright

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Posted Sep. 19, 2014
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Let’s Get to the Core of Debate on Standards, Waivers

Carol, I appreciate your quick follow-up and willingness to engage in a conversation about how we can support success for all of our students. We…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Sep. 18, 2014

The False Arguments of Carol Burris Against High Standards

When you can’t make an honest case against something, there is always rhetoric, exaggeration or falsehoods, but it’s disheartening when it comes from an award-winning…

By Ann Whalen

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Posted Nov. 15, 2018

We Don’t Need Saviors, We Need Leaders Who Are Ready to Form True Partnerships With Families and Communities

I’ve traveled a lot for work this year, and as I’ve gone from the mountains of Peru to the rural regions of Haiti to the…

By Kaya Henderson

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

I’m a Teacher and I Stopped Saying the Pledge of Allegiance a Long Time Ago

Good morning students. Please stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the…

By Shawnta S. Barnes

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Posted Nov. 13, 2018

Yes, We Need to Fund Our Schools, But Only If We Update This 100-Year-Old Education System

Here in New Mexico, we’re about to get more money for schools, but we don’t know yet how that will translate into better learning for…

By Seth Saavedra

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