Education Week’s $13 million funders now hearing our plea for transparency; Cohen seeking to ‘tear down this wall;’ Ms. Edwards, grant us editorial balance on your Turnaround for Children Inc. whitewash

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Virginia $253,000-a-year Edwards

Prez of Education Week

What perspective is Ed Week attempting to silence?

Does Ed Week support the education-reformer view that ordinary citizens and taxpayers should not participate in the national-education bet?

Instead we should follow the long-debated, top-down assembly-line format whereby we each deal only with our individual widgets?

Select machers such as Vander Ark and Hess are allowed to pontificate at will. No balance is needed since they are in the know.

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rick_hess_straight_up/2013/05/newarks_cami_anderson_speaks_some_simple_truths.html?r=931541873

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We have emailed all 16 philanthropies supporting EdWeek appealing to them to urge EdWeek to publish our op ed or letter disclosing the truth about Turnaround for Children Inc.’s failures.

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Top salaries at EdWeek.

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Pamela Cantor, the prexy of Turnaround for Children Inc., likes Vander Ark’s one-sided editorials.
But test scores of children studying in TFC partner schools are plummeting.

Vander Ark’s version of creative writing:

http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_innovation/2013/08/fortified_environments_can_turnaround_the_adverse_impacts_of_poverty.html

cohen and vander ark go back and forth

Here’s our version – of the truth:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1e9iQEnkZ7VJD_HWz1LUOW68EPmEzcS_v6Xs8_owS5co/edit?usp=sharing

Match made in heaven – Cantor and Vander Ark.

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EdWeek is making so much money it is now charging teachers – the ones whose jobs they are after – for articles.

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Turnaround for Children Inc.’s lap dog fighting back: “Cohen lacks cred”

Seems Tom Vander Ark is a little sensitive to criticism of his string of fawning articles on Turnaround for Children Inc.

Vander Ark’s latest vacuous piece was published in Education Week. (See following post for details on that disaster.)

van ark fights back

As you can see, Vander Ark wrote:

“I have investigated Mr. Cohen’s claims and they don’t appear to be accurate or credible.”

My reply:

For someone who writes nothing but fawning pieces about Turnaround for Children Inc. – and then reposts them on his blog – you speak with no accuracy or credibility.

If you can cite one instance of lack of accuracy, I would be more than happy to provide you the information you need to clear up your journalistic jaundice.

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OH, YOU SAY YOU WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CRYBABY VAN DER ARK?

http://ischoolexcellence.wordpress.com/tag/newark-new-jersey/

To wit:

President of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Tom Vander Ark, is walking away from a multi-million dollar project to open new charter schools in NYC.

The New York Times is reporting that after spending more than $1.5 million of investors’ money on consultants and lawyers, Tom Vander Ark, president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has walked away from the project to open new charter schools in New York City.  As a result, the new schools will not open as planned this fall.  This shocking move has left many frustrated.

MORE HERE:

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/07/plans_for_newark_charter_schoo.html

AND HERE:

http://newarknj.patch.com/groups/schools/p/two-charter-schools-to-still-open-after-setback

AND HERE’S CRANKY TOM AT HIS, UH, BEST?

http://www.schoolsmatter.info/2011/11/vander-ark-getting-cranky-regarding.html?m=1