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Monday, October 05, 2009

Introducing...The Broad Report

Take a peek at The Broad Report, a new website/blog set up by Oakland school activist Sharon Higgins.
After checking out TBP, read these little snippets from the Broad Foundation's most recent quarterly report:

Message from The Broad Residency's Managing Director: Lynn Liao

It's easy to spot the exciting changes marked by the launch of our newest cohort of Broad Residents this summer. Following a banner recruitment season attracting interest from almost 2,800 candidates, the Class of 2009-11 is our biggest yet at 36 Residents. This is more than triple the size of our first class six years ago. In addition, Residents are concentrated in partner organizations tackling ambitious agendas to transform their academic results, organizations such as D.C. Public Schools, Denver Public Schools, Detroit Public Schools, and New Schools for New Orleans. Perhaps most notably, in order to support Secretary Arne Duncan and his team's historic effort to reshape federal policy we have placed three members of this class with the U.S. Department of Education.

And a snippet from a section called "Broad Residents on the move":
Parker Hudnut
Parker Hudnut, Broad Residency Class of 2005-2007, was recently named Executive Director, Innovation and Charter Division for Los Angeles Unified School District. He will oversee the process of opening 50 new schools and turning around 200 low-performing schools. Hudnut previously served as Chief Operating Officer at the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
Oh, so a former Broad Resident is going to "oversee the process of opening 50 new schools and turning around 200 low-performing schools"? Gee, what experience does Mr. Hudnut have in this field? From the Broad Foundation webpage:
Parker Hudnut

PARKER HUDNUT

The Broad Residency Class of 2005-2007
Current Organization: Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools
M.B.A., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
B.A., Environmental Science, University of Virginia

Parker Hudnut is the chief operating officer at the Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools, a nonprofit charter management organization creating a network of high-performing charter schools in Los Angeles. Previously, Hudnut was the director of development at Chancellor Beacon Academies (now Imagine Schools), leading the expansion of charter schools in Arizona, New York, Michigan and Florida. Hudnut helped launch the e-learning company Quisic and was an analyst at the consulting firm of Putnam, Hayes and Bartlett, where he constructed financial models to estimate client liability for litigation and settlement negotiations. Hudnut holds a bachelor’s degree in environmental science from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:45 PM

    Now that KIPP-backer Donald Fisher has croaked fanciful thoughts turn to the imminent demise of the creepy one, Eli Broad. If it hasn't happened already by the look of him. This maybe-zombie came by his fortune running a homebuilding company KB Homes and an AIG-related insurance concern. It was heartening to see KB stock take a huge hit in the market last week and that is going to continue. The oligarches are weakening right now and it is the reason why so many of their efforts have been turned over to the US government and the Obama/Duncan Education Department. We are well along to the formation of the corporate state described by Benito Mussolini. The activists now courageously defending the public schools must ultimately become part of a broad (no pun intended) movement to combat fascism.

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