Arlene Ackerman

  • News

    November 12, 2008

    Change Hasn't Come to S.F.

    Blacks should look to Washington and not to City Hall for hope.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008
  • News

    May 3, 2006

    A Study in Size

    Three years ago, San Francisco launched an experiment with a new kind of school. It worked. So why isn't the district pursuing it?

  • News

    February 22, 2006


    The Rev. Moon has opened an unexpected front in his struggle to win a broader audience for his messianic pretensions: African-American churches and their preachers

  • News

    February 15, 2006

    Extra Credit

    Is outgoing school Superintendent Arlene Ackerman worth a huge severance package and $45,000 in credit card charges? Find out where you stand!

  • News

    January 25, 2006

    Separate and Unequal

    Hidden in the city's special day classes, like the roots of San Francisco's segregation itself, are disproportionately high numbers of African-American and Latino kids.

  • News

    November 2, 2005

    Pacifists for War

    How the fractured counterrecruitment movement includes those hoping to bring the draft back

  • News

    October 19, 2005

    Letters to the Editor

    Week of Wednesday, October 19, 2005

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Reeferzilla Meets NIMBY-Ra

    And unfortunately it's not science fiction. It's San Francisco politics, and the winner used some interesting jujitsu.

  • News

    September 14, 2005

    Stupid White Tricks

    It's often embarrassing to be a middle-class Caucasian in San Francisco. Last week it was excruciating.

  • News

    May 4, 2005

    Number Crunch

    Is the school board solving its budget crisis or proving it's math-challenged? Take quiz, find out.

  • News

    March 9, 2005

    Dream Makers

    How teachers, parents, and a young white principal have taken plans for a Dream School in the Bayview and made them a dream of their own

  • News

    October 27, 2004

    The Ackerman Election

    The school board races focus on a superintendent's future and progressive versus downtown political infighting. Kids aren't much mentioned.

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    The Software That Wouldn't Die

    Despite promises and deadlines, the S.F. school district still hasn't driven a stake through the heart of its disastrous PeopleSoft financial program

  • News

    January 17, 2001

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from January 17, 2001

  • News

    January 10, 2001

    Class Struggle

    New school superintendent Arlene Ackerman has fostered educational excellence -- and ignited political firestorms. Her first major initiative? A significant shift in funding, from wealthier to poorer schools, being planned behind closed doors.

  • News

    November 22, 2000

    The PeopleSoftTouch

    PeopleSoft software has forced a Delaware manufacturer to cut paychecks to Mickey Mouse and let failing Wisconsin college students evade expulsion. Guess what software the San Francisco school district owns?

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