Lost kids find redemption, purpose, & the learning they need from the caring, demanding teachers at Bushwick Community High School. Yet Mayor Bloomberg misses the whole point of education by proposing to lay off the principal and half the teachers because "metrics" say the school is a "failure." MAYOR BLOOMBERG, YOUR NUMBERS ARE BROKEN, NOT THESE KIDS OR THE SCHOOL. Don't you touch that school. This in a nutshell is what's wrong with "ed reform": it puts data before people.
Brooklyn School, Failing by the Metrics, Succeeds Where It Counts
Administrators presume to measure teaching and achievement as a chemist does a proper mixture of chemicals, but that approach doesn’t do justice to a Brooklyn high school. …“They care for the neediest with love and rigor,” [NY State Board of Regents and a former superintendent] said. “They are a t…