I started this blog in April 2011 and called it Re:education in Baltimore because 1) it’s about education in Baltimore (obviously), and 2) it’s about my reeducation in this town. I’m a private-school educated Tel Aviv-born New Yorker committed to making my neighborhood public school in Hampden a top choice for all families. This blog is, in part, a record of my coming to terms with how I got here.
I put my name in the URL because this is a personal blog. It represents my point of view and captures my shifting interests and opinions. Having my name all over it also forces me to take responsibility for every word in these posts. (Typos, too.) The posts on this site are published by an author who won’t hide opinions and criticisms behind a mask of anonymity. If I offer no angle on curated content, it is not because I aim for objectivity. It is because I’m withholding judgment (skeptic that I am) until I have a thoughtful argument to make. (That’s part of what I mean by “thinks outside the sandbox.”)
It probably goes without saying that I am not into blogging for the money. (Ha!) For a living, I am a full-time writer and content strategist who works on brand-based admissions marketing and advancement campaigns for colleges, universities, and schools. Needless to say, the views expressed on this blog are solely my own, blah, blah, etc.
To learn more about me as a blogger, read my posts starting from the beginning. To get up-to-the-minute insight into what I’m reading or thinking about, follow me on Twitter. To further trace the development of my ideas and my writing style (you stalker, you) read all this:
Quotes in the Media
School Choice: Public Options for City Parents by Amy Landsman
Baltimore’s Child, October 2011
In their own words: Stories about education from Baltimore celebrities by Andrew Zaleski and Lionel Foster
Urbanite, August 29, 2011
Recent Writing Elsewhere
The Failure of Desegregation in Baltimore City Schools: An Interview with Morgan State’s Ray Winbush
for Baltimore Fishbowl, November 30, 2011
Pointless Siloes, or Will Rebuilding Baltimore City Schools Mean Shutting Some Down?
for Baltimore Fishbowl, November 4, 2011
Book Reviews from a Former Life
Summer of Love?, Baltimore City Paper, October 3, 2007
Boomsday, Baltimore City Paper, June 6, 2007
The Cuckoo’s Nest, In These Times, June 7, 2002
The Elaine Showalter Show, In These Times, June 11, 2001
Thanks for reading. I look forward to hearing from you!
August 9, 2012