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. 1, 2021

When Charters Grow From Communities, They Can and Do Increase Equity

BES (Build, Excel, Sustain) started its Fellowship program 20 years ago to support school leaders with the preparation and professional development they needed to design,…

By Aasimah Navlakhi

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Posted Dec. 1, 2021

The Gifted and Talented Debates Aren’t About Rigor, They’re About Access

An interesting, complicated, and rather polarizing trend is going around in American education, and it has to do with special admission schools and the designation…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Nov. 30, 2021

Principals Must Be Hope Dealers In Schools and Communities

During a recent conversation, Murleen Coakley, principal of Greenfield Union in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, reminded me how much being a great principal…

By Robert Simmons

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