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  • Watch ED Derrell Bradford talk about reforming teacher tenure with Randi Weingarten, Dana Goldstein and Melissa Harris-Perry on MSNBC. 

  • Check out Derrell's bio and learn more about his plans for New York public schools. 

From The Blog

  • by Derrell Bradford

    During my career working in school reform I’ve been called a lot of things, but in recent years, two new buzzwords have risen to prominence in the anti-reform lexicon. Thanks to a disciplined media campaign by their opponents, reformers are now co-conspirators in a “corporate reform” and “privatization” revolution. It’s like one night I went to bed as a fighter for educational justice, and the next morning I woke up a tool of the Man turning our kids and schools into profit centers for the country’s oligarchs. Boy, did that happen quickly.

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What you’re saying...
  • As an educator, I am just one piece of the puzzle in the education reform debate—the more voices we involve, the stronger our education system can become. Let’s work together to empower the young people in our city to create a future, vivid with endless possibilities.

    Laura Blackburn
    Feb 14 2013
  • As a teacher, a wife, a mother of four and an educational consultant, it has been my mission to see the academic debt paid to those who have historically seldom benefited from our educational system. When I dug deeper, I realized that marginalizing some, whether they be students of color or students from low-income households, we limit the expectations and the performance of all children. 

    Worokya Duncan
    Feb 14 2013
  • Changing the education status quo to better serve all communities can start with one person. Why not you?

    Aquila Haynes
    Feb 14 2013