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Mark Naison

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Fordham University
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Dr. Naison has been a vocal and persistent voice in support of teachersm neighborhood schools, student rights, and against the corporate interests dominating discussions of education these days.

I have met Dr. Naison in connection with his work on the Bronx African-American History Project and his presentations, in the guide of his alter-ego -- Notorious PhD -- of rap and the history Bronx music. He is an engaging, energetic and often playful presence with a very serious message about how neighborhoods are important and how schools and their teachers can help neighborhoods prosper.


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Mark Naison 2013-04-06 20:18:29 Lisa Michelle Nielsen
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Reviewed by Lisa Michelle Nielsen    April 06, 2013
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Ever since the community history projects he was doing in Bronx Schools were pushed out to make room for high stakes testing, Mark Naison has been taking a stand to end the demonetization of teachers and restore what is best for students, staff, and parents who are a part of our schools.

Naison is the funky fresh Fordham University professor known as Notorious PhD. He spreads his message via his blog “With a Brooklyn Accent” (http://withabrooklynaccent.blogspot.com); through his “Teachers Talk Back” listserve; and through the speeches and educational raps he gives at rallies and demonstrations in defense of public education. Check out his “Achievement Rap” which he performed here(http://youtu.be/IZfj5XMKVyc)at a “Save Our Schools” March.

Mark Naison has written two articles which have gone “viral”- “In Defense of Public School Teachers” (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/post/the-war-on-teachers-why-the-public-is-watching-it-happen/2012/03/11/gIQAD3XH6R_blog.html) his first foray into the media as an education activist, and “Why Teach for America is Not Welcome in My Classroom” (http://hnn.us/node/140713).

His most recent initiative is a Teachers Oral History project (http://withabrooklynaccent.blogspot.com/2013/03/teacher-oral-history-project-to.html) that will document the damage that has been done to public education and teachers professionalism in the age of high stakes tests.
 

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Mark Naison 2013-05-14 22:28:52 Donna Yates Mace
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Reviewed by Donna Yates Mace    May 14, 2013
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Dr. Naison continues to inspire me and motivate me to fight to preserve public schools!
Mark Naison 2013-04-07 18:37:49 Kris Nielsen
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Reviewed by Kris Nielsen    April 07, 2013
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One of the smartest, friendliest, most creative, and progressive advocates for all students in all schools. We would be lucky to have him as our next Education Secretary!
Mark Naison 2013-04-07 13:26:46 John Stoffel
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Reviewed by John Stoffel    April 07, 2013
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Mark was also one of the two forces behind "Dump Duncan", an advocate group which collected over 6,000 signatures on a petition to President Obama.
Mark Naison 2013-04-07 13:22:25 Lori Silveira
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Reviewed by Lori Silveira    April 07, 2013
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An interweb hero for teachers. A superior mix of lighthearted and action provoking words. Plus, my mom was from Brooklyn.
Mark Naison 2013-04-02 13:16:01 Deven Black
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Reviewed by Deven Black    April 02, 2013
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Dr. Mark Naison is a long-time advocate in support of teachers, excellent teaching, and the importance of neighborhood schools. He is an activist who puts his words into action. He is from Brooklyn and he'll never let you forget that, but in his guise as rapper Notorious PhD he has been a champion and historian of music from the Bronx, much of it originating in the classrooms of Morris High School. Starting from there, Dr. Naison has argued for the importance of schools to strength of neighborhoods and of how strong neighborhoods create better cities.