Joe Williams

    Author Bio:
    Joe Williams is executive director of Democrats for Education Reform. He previously worked as an award-winning education journalist for the New York Daily News and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


Poor Schools or Poor Kids?

To some, fixing education means taking on poverty and health care

Winter 2010 / Vol. 10, No. 1

Games Charter Opponents Play

How local school boards–and their allies–block the competition

Winter 2007 / Vol. 7, No. 1

Who Got The Raw Deal in Gotham?

The kids or New York Times readers?

Winter 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 1

The Legal Cash Machine

The various solicitors in the cause, some two or three of whom have inherited it from their fathers-might look in vain for truth at the bottom of it between the registrar’s red table and the silk gowns, with bills, cross-bills, answers, rejoinders, injunctions, affidavits, issues, references to masters, masters’ reports, mountains of costly nonsense, piled […]

Summer 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 3

On the Positive Side

Bloomberg and Klein Seek to Repair a Failure Factory

Fall 2005 / Vol. 5, No. 4

Breaking the Mold

It was the kind of defiant act that most school principals probably have contemplated wistfully at one time or another. Disgusted by what he and his staff considered to be poorly written, poorly stapled, and generally disorganized mandatory citywide exams sent to Fritsche Middle School by the Milwaukee Public Schools central office in the fall […]

Spring 2006 / Vol. 6, No. 2

Blog Posts/Multimedia

Suburbs Hold Key to Resolving Democratic Party’s Tensions over School Choice

On paper, the Democratic Party and huge swaths of black and Hispanic families craving better school options for their kids have been on a collision course for years.