A rare moment of public advocacy

March 29th, 2007 → 10:48 am @ // No Comments

A quick break from baseball (and free books) (and Murray): my brother, the estimable Jake Mnookin, will, after a multi-year Teach For America stint and a degree in public policy, be starting a public charter school in New York City. At least he hopes to: he’s been hired (by Building Excellent Schools — also worth learning about) and all that, but right now there are a whole mess of anti-charter school provisions in a bill making its way through the New York State Assembly. If this is an issue you care about (and if you’re a resident on New York State), take a moment and check out this page from the New York City Center for Charter School Excellence – there is a backgrounder on anti-charter provisions, among other things. And then, if you’re so inclined, click on the links for letters to Governor Spitzer, Senate Majority Leader Bruno, and Assembly Speaker Silver.* And finally, if you’re still so inclined, send them off one of those letters. I will be forever indebted to you. Along with my brother. And the children of New York City.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programing, in which we do our best to block out the outside world and focus our attention on grown men hitting small balls with wooden sticks.

* But do it quickly: the bill is going to be voted on on April 1.

Post Categories: Charter Schools & Jake Mnookin & Public advocacy

One Comment → “A rare moment of public advocacy”

  1. Ethan P

    17 years ago

    Just wanted to drop a line. I’m a devotee of this blog, about to enter Teach for America as an English teacher…I wonder if I’ll have enough wiggle room to introduce Feeding the Monster into the curriculum. Probably not.


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