Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter 1 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Best Web OpEds   

Jamaal Bowman: The Mis-Education of Shavar Jeffries and DFER

Author 40790
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Susan Lee Schwartz
Become a Fan
  (23 fans)


second grade writing class
second grade writing class
(Image by woodleywonderworks)
  Details   DMCA

DON'T MISS THIS ONE: Jamaal A. Bowman is principal of a middle schoo in NYC knows the needs of his students, and knows that none of their needs is addressed by annual testing. Thus he takes issue with Shavar Jeffries, the exec. director of the pro-charter, pro-testing group called Democrats for Education Reform  and Education Reform Now. Bowman notes that Jeffries is sure about what to do to reform education but he never taught school. “What is most damaging about our test and punish system and why Jefferies’ support is baffling, is our continued overemphasis on English Language Arts and Math. As a result, Science, the arts, project based learning, have all been reduced or removed from the public school curriculum. Consequently, aesthetic learning, and other essential skills needed to truly compete in a “21st century global economy” have been greatly compromised.'

Read the rest of the story HERE:



Rate It | View Ratings

Susan Lee Schwartz Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Follow Me on Twitter     Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: