I was a high school principal for 15 years, and before that a Spanish teacher at the middle and high school levels. In 2013, I was chosen as the New York State High School Principal of the Year by my colleagues. I am now the Executive Director of the Network for Public Education Fund. I am a fellow with the National Education Policy Center, which I think is the best education think tank around. I am the co-director of their Schools of Opportunity program.
Our daughters went to public school, and our granddaughter attends public school. I am the co-author of two books on Equity, Detracking for Excellence and Equity and one on the Common Core, which has good teaching tips, but because I no longer support the Common Core, I am not comfortable promoting it.
I am most proud of my recent book, On the Same Track: How to Join the 21st Century Struggle against Re-segregation. You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FDS42PS?btkr=1. I have authored or co-authored many articles and chapters on equity and integration. I am convinced that the present corporate reforms based on high stakes testing have the potential to destroy public education especially for our most vulnerable students. I frequently guest blog on the Washington Post’s, The Answersheet. You can follow me on twitter @carolburris