Dan Weisberg

Posted Jan. 11, 2016

A Vision for Teachers Unions After Friedrichs

Can teachers be forced to give money to a union they don’t support? That’s the question at the heart of a case the Supreme Court…

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Posted Jan. 11, 2016

TNTP’s CEO Does Not Support Plaintiffs in Friedrichs v. CTA

Dan Weisberg, CEO of TNTP, has weighed in on Friedrichs v. CTA and he is not on the side of the plaintiffs. Today we are sharing a variety of perspectives on this case and Weisberg certainly offers one worth considering as people figure out where they come down on this very complex case. I’ve had my share of disagreements with teachers unions over the years, but on this case, I agree with them. It’s a matter of basic fairness that teachers…

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Posted Oct. 2, 2015

Smarick’s Questions Are Fair But We Still Know That Most Teachers Are Not Improving Substantially Over Time

Dan Weisberg of The New Teacher Project responds to Andy Smarick's critique of their recent report on teacher improvement, The Mirage. He takes issue with Andy's interpretation of what the report actually says and seems to wonder if schools don't even know if their Professional Development is helping teachers to improve, how can Smarick possibly know? It's clear that Weisberg respects Smarick very much which makes the back and forth between them…

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Posted May 22, 2015

Common Ground Through ‘Community Schools’

Among the most reductive arguments in education policy is the one about the effects of poverty on student academic achievement. You know the one. Critics…

By Dan Weisberg

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 12, 2019

Black Families Haven’t Been Hoodwinked, We Come From a Legacy of School Choice

The Democratic party once embraced charter schools as a tool for equity and opportunity. Now, as Andre Perry points out in his recent op-ed, “Support…

By Sharif El-Mekki

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