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Mary Rice-Boothe's Blog – March 2011 Archive (3)

Why I Support Teachers Unions

For the past four years I was a principal in a NYC unionized school. Although my relationships with my union representative and the majority of the union members were positive, it was difficult.



  • I had to limit class offerings to fit into the ‘no more than 3 subjects taught by a teacher’ rule


  • I had to shorten the ideal length of the school day to fit into 6…
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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on March 23, 2011 at 5:24pm — 3 Comments

Reforming the Reform in Newark

Newark residents are angry and they should be. Although the Newark Public Schools' strategic plan outlined that new school options were coming they didn't know when and they were left in the dark.

 

For years I experienced and witnessed school reform in NYC. The new schools movement spearheaded by Michele Cahill was a good one. New York City was plagued with large…

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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on March 18, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Public Educator. Private Parent

I am a public school educator.

I am a Harlem mother.

I am a charter school parent.

I am a private school parent.

 

I am a result of the bounce of the lottery ball.

 

I am New York, NY.

 

January 2006 was the best time of my life. After a difficult pregnancy my daughter was brought into the world, healthy and beautiful. I was excited about being a mom.

 

I was also thinking about her future. Where would she go to…

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Added by Mary Rice-Boothe on March 7, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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