Education Week: ‘Don’t call us, we’ll call you.’ Ed Week chief kills her golden goose

ed week muzzlesYou call this a newspaper?

Ed Week’s chief editor has a new way to stifle dissent – create a paywall.

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Edwards emailed us proudly announcing that to have full access to the site, readers will have to subscribe.

ed week subscriptionEd Week feels the best way to disseminate information, stimulate discussion and promulgate formation of opinion is to force prospective readers and contributors to spend $69.

In case you forgot, we previously took on Ed Week for refusing to publish our op ed or letter disclosing the truth about Turnaround for Children Inc.’s abysmal failures in attempting to reach at-risk school children:

https://newarkschoolsforsale.wordpress.com/2013/09/15/education-weeks-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-whit/

On its own website, Ed Week says it is “recognized as the premier source of news, information, and analysis on American pre-collegiate education.”

Ed Week calls itself a “news organization that provides distinctive staff-written original reporting while also aggregating high-quality content from other sources.”

LOL.

Our blog was the beginning of the end for Ed Week’s being the alleged “premier source of news, information and analysis on American pre-collegiate education.”

Chalk another one up for us.

Register your protest at Ed Week’s new policy killing dissent – the bedrock of good journalism when the free flow of ideas is encouraged, not stifled.

Email Virginia $253,000-a-year Edwards:

gined@epe.org

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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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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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