Who’s minding the people who are supposed to be minding the schools?
Let’s look at two debacles involving schools, one on the West Coast and one on the East, that are symptomatic of problems around the country.Read full article >>
Educational services for at-risk students at Options Public Charter School suffered as the District school’s leaders allegedly diverted millions of taxpayer dollars to for-profit companies they ran, according to current and former teachers and a lawyer for the school.Read full article >>
There are a few postscripts to the behind-the-scenes drama on the Howard University Board of Trustees that emerged a few months before the school’s president abruptly announced his retirement this week.Read full article >>
Frank Savage, a plugged-in alumnus of Howard University, offered two reactions to the sudden leadership transition at his alma mater this week.
The former chairman of the university’s Board of Trustees, a graduate of the class of 1962, had some brief words of gratitude for the retiring president, Sidney A. Ribeau, who announced his exit Tuesday evening after five years at the helm.Read full article >>
Here's the latest in the you-can't-make-up-this-stuff story about a school in Florida that is still named after the first "grand wizard" of the Ku Klux Klan. A current "imperial kaltrop" of the KKK has written a letter to members of the Duval County School Board urging them not to change the name this week when they meet to discuss the issue.Read full article >>