Jonathan Schorr

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So, despite the physical dangers–her older son had been assaulted in a school in the same district–and an apparently intractable bureaucracy, she would keep Alex where he was. Later, a run-in with the principal would change her mind, but the bottom line was that she was prepared to suffer an awful lot for just one… Read more »

You Still Need A Blackboard

On a recent Thursday afternoon, Ms. Adorador, a counselor and administrator at the Oakland Charter Academy, was not counseling any students. She was alone in her office gripping a cordless phone, trying to transform herself into a tax expert. Her middle school, which serves 175 mostly Spanish-speaking students, was one of America’s first charter schools…. Read more »