2012 TIME 100

This year’s TIME 100 list is out today. You can see who is on the list via this link.  A couple with eduimplications.  Arne Duncan writes up Jeremy Lin.  Cory Booker writes up Cami Anderson. And Viola Davis is on the list – forthcoming ed film.  Also, art patron Alice Walton – whose family has strong ed involvement.  Bill Gates writes up Sal Kahn.  And I write up college president Freeman Hrabowski, who continues to be impactful.

Update: Wash Post on Hrabowski.

9 Replies to “2012 TIME 100”

  1. Yes, many American students like Jeremy Lin beat the odds to excel in some area. Thank you to the parents, schoolteachers and coaches who help make this happen.

  2. Idiot Wind
    Cami Anderson at it again-
    Newark (black) students are criminals

    Cami Anderson, the Christie-appointed Newark schools superintendent, apparently will pay no price for sending out a letter to Newark families contending that, when their children are home from school, they get into trouble, crime goes up, and the city is ”less safe.” She will not lose her $240,000-a-year job or her $50,000 bonus, she will not have to apologize, and she won’t even have to admit she sent out the letter. Teachers, however, who have made less inflammatory comments have paid with their tenured jobs.

    Anderson made the comments in a letter she emailed to schools Nov. 12 with instructions that it be copied and distributed to children to take home. It was mostly a rant against the Newark Teachers Union for supporting teachers who opted to attend the annual convention of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) convention in Atlantic City Nov. 7 and 8.

    Although law requires districts to permit teachers, without penalty, to attend the convention, Anderson had produced a calendar that indicated the schools were open Nov. 7 and 8. On Nov. 6, when it became apparent more than 1,000 of the city’s teachers would not be in school, she canceled classes for students and ordered hastily arranged in-service sessions for teachers not going to Atlantic City.
    – See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/#sthash.CdQ4uGe2.dpuf

  3. Cami Anderson-
    Thug, like her boss Christie:
    Newark school boss Anderson cracks down on critics, suspends five principals in one day
    At Newark’s Hawthorne Avenue School, the test scores are up, higher than state-imposed goals—and certainly better than those of the highly touted “Renew” schools favored by the administration. The hallways are quiet. Teachers and administrators get along. And this was all done despite central office’s stripping away of faculty resources and shameful neglect of the building. So, in the crazy, bullying logic of Gov. Chris Christie’s administration of city schools, it was time to suspend the school’s successful principal, H. Grady James. He was just too good to be allowed to stay.

    Time to suspend him—and to try to smear his reputation by saying he was involved in some sort of “incident” now under “investigation.” The “incident” was a community meeting at the Hopewell Baptist Church last Wednesday where he spoke, praising the efforts of his students, teachers and parents.

  4. Cami Anderson
    Chickenshit like Sir Robin:
    February 25, 2014

    An Open Letter to Newark Families,

    The goal of our district is to work with families every day to provide students with a great education. From the daily conversations we have with families as they drop their children off at school, to regular parent/teacher conferences to discuss a child’s progress, and to community meetings to discuss Universal Enrollment options, we greatly value our interactions with parents and community members each and every day. Newark Public Schools (NPS) is totally committed to your children and their education – it’s why we’re moving aggressively to increase equity, transparency and accountability throughout the system.

    We have come to realize that one particular venue—the monthly meetings chaired by NPS’ School Advisory Board (SAB)—are no longer focused on achieving educational outcomes for children. The dysfunction displayed within this forum sets a bad example for our children, and it’s no longer a place where meaningful interaction and dialogue occurs between NPS and the public. As a result, Superintendent Anderson and the NPS Leadership team will no longer attend these meetings until the SAB can commit to ensuring a space conducive to open dialogue with the community.

    In light of this decision, NPS will redouble its efforts to ensure the community is informed about One Newark plans and other key initiatives. NPS will continue to create community events and discussions throughout the city and publish the agendas and minutes of these events online and in schools. We will also continue to meet with parent advisory groups and attend student leadership forums to garner feedback in order to ensure that your concerns are effectively debated and addressed.

    Finally, NPS will videotape its monthly update, traditionally presented at the SAB meeting, and distribute it directly on our website – http://www.nps.k12.nj.us/ – and on Channel 77, the Newark community cable network.

    Dialogue with you is more important than ever before. We look forward to continuing to implement our ongoing efforts and adding new options to facilitate greater access to information.

    Newark Public Schools – See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/#sthash.i7ds5Vi5.dpuf

  5. Cami
    Still thudding it:
    Newark’s state-appointed superintendent, Cami Anderson, is so hard at work fighting against “adult interests” that she doesn’t have time to attend public meetings of her elected school board. She doesn’t even have time to explain herself to the NJ Legislature. But she apparently does have time to hobnob with a bunch of edupreneurs for a few days in the warm Arizona sun. Speakers at the ASU-GSV convention include Reed Hastings of Netflix, Norm Atkins of the uncommonly segregating Uncommon Schools, the nearly-as-illiterate-as-his-brother Jeb! Bush, and Former Acting NJDOE Commissioner Chris Cerf, who has left his position for a job in the private sector selling cheap tablets that may or may not melt depending on the day. Anderson sat on a panel at this little confab, and I have to tell you: she looks more relaxed than she’s looked in quite some time. Who could blame her? This was a room full of affluent, connected, self-congratulatory “winners” in the capitalist game. They have nothing to complain about: they all have elite educations and plenty of social capital and exciting careers and health insurance and their kids all go to schools where they learn to socially reproduce their parents’ status. Talk about an easy crowd. – See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/#sthash.NlnVUbhW.dpuf

  6. Correction: Thugging it

    “My sister is a surgeon, a trauma surgeon, a general surgeon, who cuts people open, and…when she is in the operating room, with literally someone’s life in her hands, she does not have a bunch of people in the second row voting on whether or not she should to close or keep going. She does not have someone in the third row telling her that she must use the rusty scalpel because someone’s cousin had the contract for a decade and knows the most vocal politician in town. She does not have the five loudest people who are anti-everything, shouting and banging on the door about the color of her hair or skin or where she went to school or not.”

    “The five loudest people.” You mean like the seventy-seven local pastors and religious leaders who’ve implored Anderson to stop her One Newark plan? Or the elected school advisory board, the elected city council, the students, the teachers, and the parents?
    – See more at: http://jerseyjazzman.blogspot.com/#sthash.NlnVUbhW.dpuf

  7. I like the helpful information you provide in
    your articles. I’ll bookmark your blog and check again here regularly.
    I’m quite certain I’ll learn many new stuff right here!
    Good luck for the next!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.