Bill Ayers will be a keynote at the UOO conference this February in Philly. We asked him, What does the education revolution look like?
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1) He's the founder of a successful charter school chainJohn King, hand-picked by President Obama to lead out nation's schools, took the lead in designing Roxbury Prep's discipline policies. How has that played out? - See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/2015/10/john-king-new-seced-is-king-of-student.html#sthash.lAwFI2az.dpuf
Unlike Duncan, King has been a classroom teacher: He taught for three years, two of them in a charter school, after getting his master's degree in teaching from Columbia University. In 1999, he became co-director of Roxbury Prep, a Boston charter school renowned for getting high test scores despite serving an exclusively low-income black and Latino student body. King, the New York Times wrote in 2011, was instrumental in designing the charter school's curriculum and disciplinary structure — including required school uniforms and rules against talking in the hallways. [emphasis mine]
In August, you [aldermen] had more than 40 people shot on four consecutive weekends. In the deadliest September since 2002, you had 60 people killed. Aldermen, for too long you've avoided wearing a jacket for Chicago's mayhem. -- Tribune editorialThe Tribune's Oct. 1 editorial, Aldermen, own Chicago violence, has the same rotten odor as their previous ones calling for a "Mussolini-type dictator" to run the schools and for a "Katrina-like disaster" to hit Chicago.