John Garvey worked at CUNY for almost 30 years.
MAY 2014 | Field Notes
In this multi-part article, I will describe the motivations and methods of the dominant forces in education reform circles, assess the consequences of those reforms, and sketch out an alternative to the complaints and demands of the major opponents of the dominant forces.
JUL-AUG 2014 | Field Notes
The paths to educational success and failure are set early in the lives of most children in the citys public schools, in their neighborhood elementary schools. Early differences matter a great deal.
JUNE 2014 | Field Notes
I ended the first article in this series by discussing the Department of Educations focus on closing old and opening new schools. Ill begin this second article by discussing the complementary focus on the marketization of school selection.
SEPT 2014 | Field Notes
Unlike in the era of legal school segregation or in the long time periods in the United States when the more-or-less explicit tracking of children from different social strata into different educational pathways in the public schools was largely taken for granted as a desirable project, the pervasive educational inequalities of the moment are not the result of intentional policies.