Foundation for Education Reform and Accountability

Opinion Articles

Warmed-Over Reforms Won’t Help Students, Buffalo News (January 7, 2013)

Falling Short of Real Reform, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (January 5, 2013)

Left Out of the Gov’s Schools Rx, New York Post (January 4, 2013)

Time to Let Parents Help Run Our Schools, New York Post (August 23, 2012)

Courting Improvements in Education, Rochester Democrat & Chronicle (August 10, 2012)

Survey Finds Disconnect Between Teachers and Union Interests, NY Ed Reform Blog (July 25, 2012)

It’s Not the Students, It’s the System, The Saratogian (July 14, 2012)

Albany Times Union Editors In Full Spin Mode, NY Ed Reform Blog (July 11, 2012)

Students’ Lobbyist?, New York Post (July 10, 2012)

The Devilish Details of Teacher Evaluations, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 12, 2012)

Students Lose as State Softens Pressure on Districts to Hold Teachers Accountable, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 30, 2011)

State Aid to School Districts Likely to Increase with Little Else, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 13, 2011)

Are Common Core standards good or bad for education?, PBS’ Learning Matters (December 7, 2011)

Class Size Inches Higher. Does it Matter?, NY Ed Reform Blog (November 18, 2011)

Do School Aid Cuts Hurt the Poor Mostly? Only if They Get More to Start, NY Ed Reform Blog (November 16, 2011)

Will Some NY School Districts Go Bankrupt? Maybe They Should, NY Ed Reform Blog (November 8, 2011)

Teacher Evaluation Plan at a Snail’s Pace, NY Ed Reform Blog (November 4, 2011)

Low NAEP Scores; Ever Higher Taxes Coming?, NY Ed Reform Blog (November 2, 2011)

How Not to Close Achievement Gap:
Spending Alone Has Already Been Tried, NY Ed Reform Blog
(October 11, 2011)

Teacher Evaluation Heading for the Dust Bin?, NY Ed Reform Blog (October 4, 2011)

Teachers Union Politics Threatens to Compromise Student Learning (Again), NY Ed Reform Blog (September 30, 2011)

Reform Set Up to Fail?, NY Ed Reform Blog (September 15, 2011)

A Basic Four-Step Process to Curbing Cheating, PBS’ Learning Matters (September 28, 2011)

Reform Set Up to Fail?, NY Ed Reform Blog (September 15, 2011)

Charter School Test Scores & Special Needs Students, NY Ed Reform Blog (August 22, 2011)

Albany School District Blurs Tax Hike to Eke Out Budget Passage, NY Ed Reform Blog (May 19, 2011)

The Emancipatory Promise of School Choice in 2011, NY Ed Reform Blog (May 4, 2011)

Scholarships for Private Schools Would Benefit Rochester Students, NY Ed Reform Blog (April 15, 2011)

It’s Time to Face Up to Rochester’s School Crisis, NY Ed Reform Blog (April 14, 2011)

Setting the Record Straight on State Funding for Syracuse Schools, NY Ed Reform Blog (April 13, 2011)

Albany School District Illegally Overtaxing Residents, NY Ed Reform Blog (April 12, 2011)

Education Spending Cuts “Unconstitutional”?, NY Ed Reform Blog (March 19, 2011)

Reigning In New York’s “Ever Upward” Education Funding, NY Ed Reform Blog (March 8, 2011)

NYFERA President’s Op-ed in New York Post, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 14, 2011)

A Better Recipe for Fixing NY Schools, New York Post (February 14, 2011)

Letting the Cup Pass on Mandate Relief?, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 8, 2011)

State Ed Dept Takes First Steps Toward Mandate Relief – More is Needed, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 7, 2011)

Inching Closer to Merit Pay for Teachers, NY Ed Reform Blog (January 31, 2011)

League of Women Voters Not Independent or Unbiased, NY Ed Reform Blog (January 11, 2011)

Wall Street Attacks By Teacher Unions Counterproductive, NY Ed Reform Blog (January 5, 2011)

Teachers Sacrifice While Union Spends Big on Itself, NY Ed Reform Blog (January 4, 2011)

A Property-Tax Cap to Reform Education Funding: It’s Now or Never, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 14, 2010)

NYSUT Battles Against Teachers in Court, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 9, 2010)

Public Support for Expanding School Choice Options is Strong in New York, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 2, 2010)

Charter School Funding Survives Legislative Session, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 1, 2010)

Race to the Top and Charter School Autonomy, Huffington Post (October 28, 2010)

A Realist’s Response to NYSUT’s $250,000 Ad Campaign, NY Ed Reform Blog (October 27, 2010)

SED Goes Too Far Regulating Charter Schools under Race to the Top, NY Ed Reform Blog (October 20, 2010)

Will New York’s RttT Mandates Sideline Charter Schools?, NY Ed Reform Blog (October 19, 2010)

Race to the Top Is NOT Good for Charter Schools, NY Ed Reform Blog (October 18, 2010)

Fall-out Primary Elections – Progress Despite Losses, NY Ed Reform Blog (September 17, 2010)

Albany Conspiracy Theorist Strikes Again, NY Ed Reform Blog (September 10, 2010)

“Segregation” Says the Times Union on Charter Schools, NY Ed Reform Blog (September 8, 2010)

NYSUT’s Flip-Flop on Teacher Evaluations and Charter Schools Pays Off, NY Ed Reform Blog (August 31, 2010)

Albany School District Awash in Surplus Cash, NY Ed Reform Blog (August 24, 2010)

NYSUT in the Political Arena, NY Ed Reform Blog (August 23, 2010)

Buffalo’s Schools a Mess Says State Ed Report; No News There, NY Ed Reform Blog (August 20, 2010)

Implications of New One-Shot Federal Education Money, NY Ed Reform Blog (August 19, 2010)

Pres. Obama v. Rep. Obey on Education Funding, NY Ed Reform Blog (July 3, 2010)

“Prevailing Wage”: Profiteering at Schoolchildren’s Expense, NY Ed Reform Blog (June 10, 2010)

The Unions’ Plan to Kill Good Schools, New York Post (April 20, 2010)

Lessons for Charter Schools, Albany Times Union (April 2, 2010)

Race to the Top: How to Win Round 2, New York Post (March 30, 2010)

Will National Standards Create A Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?, NY Ed Reform Blog (March 13, 2010)

Obama Backs Central Falls Turnaround Plan, NY Ed Reform Blog (March 10, 2010)

What Would Diane Do?, Huffington Post (March 9, 2010)

The Path for NYS to Win Race to the Top, NY Ed Reform Blog (March 4, 2010)

NYSUT’s Stimulus, NY Ed Reform Blog (March 2, 2010)

Streamlining Mandates and Paperwork? Dream On., NY Ed Reform Blog (March 2, 2010)

Who’s Winning the Race to the Top?, City Journal (February 28, 2010)

Closing Charter Schools, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 24, 2010)

Putting Students Before Adults, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 19, 2010)

Teacher “Rubber Rooms” Are Here To Stay, NY Ed Reform Blog (February 18, 2010)

New York Falls Short on Race to the Top, Huffington Post (January 20, 2010)

Poison School Pills, New York Post (January 13, 2010)

Meet Old-School New Teacher’s Union Boss Michael Mulgrew, New York Daily News (January 10, 2010)

Increasing the Number of Students with Disabilities Served by Public Charter Schools, NY Ed Reform Blog (January 6, 2010)

Gutting Charters, New York Post (January 4, 2010)

Passing of Torch from Shrewd Negotiator to Blunt Instrument, NY Ed Reform Blog (January 3, 2010)

The UFT’s Conspiracy Theories, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 23, 2009)

D-Day for Legislative Action on NYS’s “Race to the Top” Plan, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 22, 2009)

New York Ed Reform Blog Unveiled, NY Ed Reform Blog (December 19, 2009)

A Revolutionary Plan for NY Schools, New York Post (December 15, 2009)

Mike’s Challenge, New York Post (November 30, 2009)

Schumer’s Role in “Race to the Top”, Huffington Post (November 13, 2009)

Get Into Shape to Win the Race, New York Daily News (November 13, 2009)

The Merit-Pay Test, New York Post (November 12, 2009)

Race to the Top Officially Starts, Huffington Post (November 12, 2009)

Is Mayor Bloomberg Caving on the UFT Contract?, Gotham Schools (October 27, 2009)

Randi’s Red Herring, New York Post (October 26, 2009)

Patterson Punts, New York Post (October 22, 2009)

New Haven’s Teacher Contract a Model? Not So Fast, Huffington Post (October 21, 2009)

Gov. Paterson: Where Is Your Education Strategy?, Huffington Post (October 19, 2009)

Mayor Bloomberg’s Record on Schools Key Issue in Campaign, Huffington Post (October 15, 2009)

Steiner’s Paper Trail, Gotham Schools (October 7, 2009)

Charter Challenge, New York Post (October 1, 2009)

Testing Mayor Mike, New York Post (September 29, 2009)

Stubborn Charter School Critics Can‘t Handle the Truth, New York Daily News (September 23, 2009)

New York’s Charter-School Challenge, New York Post (August 21, 2009)

Teachers Unions Frequently Flunk the School Reform Test, New York Daily News (August 6, 2009)

No More Schools Out for the Summer, New York Post (August 4, 2009)

A Primer for Success, Albany Times Union (August 2, 2009)

A School Challenge for New York, New York Post (July 28, 2009)

It’s Definitely a Grade A Move, New York Post (July 25, 2009)

Slamming Harlem, New York Post (July 22, 2009)

One Nation, of Religious Illiterates, New York Post (May 28, 2009)

Choking NY Charters, New York Post (May 14, 2009)

Happy Birthday, Charter Schools, City Journal (December 18, 2008)

The New Threats to Charter Schools, New York Post (September 17, 2008)

Hebrew Brouhaha, New York Post (May 29, 2008)

State Needs to Crack Down on Exam Cheating by Teachers, While Plains Journal News (April 9, 2008)

The Education Gov?, New York Post (March 17, 2008)

Is School Choice Enough?, City Journal (January 24, 2008)

Albany is No Exception, Education Gadfly (January 10, 2008)

Class-Size Canard, New York Post (December 3, 2007)

Renew No Child Left Behind to Hold Schools Accountable, Plattsburgh Press-Republican (November 25, 2007)

Schools are Accountable for Pupil Performance, Buffalo News (October 29, 2007)

Assault by ‘Audit’, New York Post (September 21, 2007)

Fixing Education in Albany, City Journal (July 6, 2007)

Single-Sex Classes a High-Test Option, Albany Times Union (July 1, 2007)

Eliot’s College Try, New York Post (May 30, 2007)

Lessons Offered by New Covenant’s Closure, Albany Times Union (May 27, 2007)

The School Wars, New York Post (April 20, 2007)

Charter Schools are Here to Stay, Albany Times Union (April 8, 2007)

A Big Win on Schools, New York Post (April 2, 2007)

Silver’s Next Strike, New York Post (March 12, 2007)

Randi Wants All the Cookies, New York Post (February 6, 2007)

Charter Schools and Tax Credits Aid Spitzer’s Education Plan, Syracuse Post-Standard (January 30, 2007)

Eliot Schools N.Y., New York Post (January 30, 2007)

4 Keys to Real School Reform, New York Post (January 4, 2007)

An Education Gov?, New York Post (November 20, 2006)

Foresight: Replacing Hevesi, New York Sun (November 9, 2006)

Spitzer’s School Choice, New York Sun (November 1, 2006)

Education Tax Credits, Buffalo News (February 25, 2006)

Pay for Success, New York Sun (February 17, 2006)

Choice Storm, New York Post (January 23, 2006)

Albany Teachers Union Could be Force for Change, Capital District Business Review (May 27, 2005)

Reverse the Trend, New York Sun (April 29, 2005)

Lifeline to New York, New York Sun (March 22, 2005)

Mystery Board, New York Post (March 11, 2005)

Charter Schools are Working, New York Sun (March 4, 2005)

Lowering the Bar, New York Sun (February 3, 2005)

Randi’s Big Gamble, New York Post (December 7, 2004)

Pre-Empt the Court, New York Sun (November 19, 2004)

Superintendent Can Make Schools a Showcase, Albany Times Union (October 3, 2004)

The Fix is In, New York Post (September 24, 2004)

Dug In to Keep Pupils Back, Washington Times (September 15, 2004)

Parent’s Eyes On the ’04 Guys, New York Post (August 31, 2004)

Judge’s Orders, New York Sun (August 4, 2004)

N.Y.’s School-Fix Folly, New York Post (July 22, 2004)

Throwing Wide the Education Doors, New York Sun (March 24, 2004)

Leaving Kids Behind, New York Post (April 2, 2003)