Posts Tagged ‘brooklyn college’

Setback for Union Turns Into a Rallying Cry @NYT

February 27, 2012

With Release of Teacher Data, Setback for Union Turns Into a Rallying Cry

By FERNANDA SANTOS and ANNA M. PHILLIPS
Published: February 26, 2012

“There’s brinkmanship from all sides, but from a political standpoint, Mulgrew is certainly the strongman, even if, from a legal standpoint, it’s City Hall that has the upper hand,” said David C. Bloomfield, a professor of education at Brooklyn College.

http://nyti.ms/z2LZ0k

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“More than 1 in 3 City Students Have Been Held Back” by Tiffany Lankes @Rochester Democratic & Chronicle

November 13, 2011

Those who repeat two grades have a near certain chance — 80 percent to 90 percent —  of never finishing high school. “The data on retention is clear that it’s  a marker for students who will eventually drop out,” said David  Bloomfield, a professor of education at Brooklyn College. “It’s the  obligation of educators to take students as they are rather than hold them back because they’re not at a certain level.” http://on.rocne.ws/t2WxP8