Mercedes Schneider on Peter Cunningham vs. EduShyster

Diane Ravitch's blog

At the Network for Public Education conference in Raleigh last week, one of the best-attended events was a conversation between Peter Cunningham of Education Post (and former communications director for Arne Duncan at the Department of Education) and Jennifer Berkshire (who blogs as EduShyster).

You can watch their conversation here. This event was one of the high points of the conference. This is your chance to watch without leaving the comfort of your home.

Mercedes Schneider was in the audience, and she reports on what she saw and heard.

Evidently many people enjoyed this session, and it was livestreamed and will be archived.

At that time, I was sitting in another session, one about turnarounds and their devastating effects on schools and communities. It turns out that 96% of the students in closing schools are African American. Almost every turnaround is handed off to a charter with no connection…

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