Tulsa Community School Featured in
New York Times Article
"Who Needs Charters When You Have Public Schools Like These?" is the straightforward title of the feature published in the
New York Times on April 1 detailing the
achievements of McAuliffe Elementary of Union Public Schools.
The article was written by David Kirp, professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley and author, most recently, of "Improbable Scholars: The Rebirth of a Great American School System and a Strategy for America's Schools."
During a visit to Tulsa on Nov. 2, 2016, Mr. Kirp toured McAuliffe Elementary, a full-service Community School. From the time he spent there, he wrote a commendatory review not only of McAuliffe Elementary, but of Union as a district, and of Community Schools as a strategy for success.
"The truth is that school systems improve not through flash and dazzle but by linking talented teachers, a challenging curriculum and engaged students. This is Union's not-so-secret sauce: Start out with an academically solid foundation, then look for ways to keep getting better."
- David Kirp,
New York Times Contributing Op-Ed Writer