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What I Learned At The City Hall / Gotham Schools Panel on Education | The Jose Vilson

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What I Learned At The City Hall / Gotham Schools Panel on Education

by JOSE on AUGUST 25, 2011

New York's City Hall

Amazing that, in the midst of getting ready for school, I had enough time to get in an important policy panel today. Before it started, there was already lots of controversy, primarily with the preliminary list lacking teachers of any variety. Eventually, rumor had it that education professor Diane Ravitch declined her invitation to the panel because of the lack of teacher voice. After including Leo Casey and Stephen Lazar, there was further discussion about Educators for Excellence’s Sydney Morris’ presence, drawing attention to what many of us feel is a right-of-center lean for

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