Colorado Dudes Think DFER Won't Have GutsJune 9, 2007
A group called HeadFirst Colorado featured DFER on their blog the other day, but speculated that the organization would wuss out as soon as the teachers unions yelled "boo!"
Two Other Views of the DFER LaunchJune 7, 2007
Eduwonk, a.k.a. Andy Rotherham, who is a board member of DFER, writes up the launch event the other night and uses the word "honcho" to describe me. (I'm told that some teacher union types consider "honco" to be a slam on working men and women, so Eduwonk should be careful how he throws it around.) Also, speaking
More On Cory Booker (and DFER) NJ Victory
The only thing missing from this brief NY Sun story on this week's electoral victory in New Jersey is an outrageous/outlandish quote that angers our best friends!
Big Wins for Booker (and DFER) in NewarkJune 6, 2007
In addition to being our official launch, yesterday was New Jersey’s primary election day. Dems for Ed Reform worked with Newark Mayor Cory Booker to support six pro-reform challengers to incumbent legislators – four Assemblymen and two Senators. Historically, incumbents in New Jersey are considered invulnerable, especially in their primaries. But Cory convinced us that
We had a great time in New York City last night for the official launch of Democrats for Education Reform. I don't want to use up too many words on the launch, because what we do as an organization is much more important than how we start. But there was tremendous energy — especially from Dems
Mayoral Control RelativityMay 31, 2007
What happens in New York City schools right now gets a lot of attention because the mayoral control model is one which is being contemplated in cities from coast-to-coast. So an awful lot of attention is paid to test scores and reorganization plans and who was or wasn’ consulted about this change or that. But
Note About NY Sun Article on DFER
So, yes, the New York Sun has an article on our organization this morning, and yes I am taking some ribbing for a comment I made. But let me explain…