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David C. Bloomfield

David C. Bloomfield is Professor of Education Leadership at Brooklyn College and The CUNY Graduate Center.

Recent Stories

OPINION: What Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s retirement means for K-12 and race

Did public school diversity plans just get ready to die?

OPINION: The DeVos distraction?

When it comes to local education, Congress represents the greatest threat

De Blasio’s education speech emphasizes procedure but lacks vision

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: AP Photo/Mary Altaffer In a feel good speech on Wednesday, Mayor Bill de Blasio paraded an impressive list…

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York, Monday, July 13, 2015.

Why Clinton needs to craft a broad national education vision

Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at a campaign event in New York, Monday, July 13, 2015. AP Photo/Seth Wenig Having just secured American…

Another one bites the dust? How the policies that landed Supt. Deasy at LAUSD could also cause his undoing

Los Angeles Schools’ Superintendent John Deasy has discussed terms of a possible exit from that post, according to news sources, ahead of his Oct. 21 performance review. Deasy was…

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, left, and Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina. File photo.

Is Carmen Farina the cowardly lioness? Why the NYC chancellor of schools needs to get tough

“Carmen Fariña is the principal everybody loves to fear,” began a 1999 Times profile of the current chancellor when she ran the Upper East Side’s P.S. 6 “with a…

Al Shanker, organizer Paul Bradford, and the author, c. 1979

The new face of teacher unionism in New York City and beyond

I knew Al Shanker, Mr. Mulgrew, and you’re no Al Shanker. Would Al Shanker have agreed to let at least 200 schools, thousands of teachers, exit the basic UFT contract?…