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Ms. Wendy Lecker

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Education Law Center

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Education Law Center

1315 Walnut Street, 4th Floor

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107

United States

Company Description

Founded in 1973, the Education Law Center (ELC) serves as the leading voice for New Jersey's public school children and has become one of the most effective advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. Widely rec ... more

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Employment History

President

Stamford Public Education Foundation

Staff Attorney

Campaign

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PAA-CT

Education

B.A.

Cornell University

J.D.

New York University

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Wendy Lecker, Esq. Senior Attorney

Wendy Lecker oversees ELC's work in New York. Read More
Wendy was a staff attorney at the Campaign for Fiscal Equity (CFE) in New York. She has also worked as a consultant in education finance and policy for The Rural School and Community Trust and Connecticut Voices for Children. She is currently an education columnist for Hearst Connecticut Media Group. Before joining CFE, Wendy was a staff attorney at both the Legal Aid Society, Criminal Defense Division, in the Bronx, and at My Sister's Place, a domestic violence agency in White Plains. She also served as the Assistant Legal Director and House Counsel for the American Jewish Committee. Wendy has a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from New York University. She is the former president of the Stamford Parent Teacher Council.


Category:Education Reform Archives - Wait What?

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latest column, education advocate Wendy Lecker takes on the Malloy administration's failure school turnaround strategies. In Policy can foster positive relationships for kids, a commentary piece that first appeared in the Stamford Advocate, Wendy Lecker writes;

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Wendy Lecker is a columnist for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group and is senior attorney at the Education Law Center.
You can read and comment on Wendy Lecker's piece at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Policy-can-foster-positive-9125538.php


Category:Achievement First/ConnCAN Archives - Wait What?

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Fellow public education advocate Wendy Lecker and I have written extensively about Clemons' conflict of interest and Malloy's attempt to, once again, throw ethics aside.

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More about this issue can be found in the following articles, a number of them written or co-written with fellow education advocate and commentator Wendy Lecker.
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In here weekend piece in the Stamford Advocate, Wendy Lecker writes;
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You can read and comment on Wendy Lecker's article at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Malloy-Christie-on-similar-6870576.php
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Unfortunately, the only coverage of these issues has been here at Wait, What? in an article co-written with public education advocate Wendy Lecker, Malloy gives Charter School Industry another seat on the CT State Board of Education.


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Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker

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Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker
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Wendy Lecker is a columnist for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group and is senior attorney at the Education Law Center. Her column can be found at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Judge-botched-rulings-on-education-9945947.php


Category:Wendy Lecker Archives - Wait What?

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Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker

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Judge botched rulings on education policy by Wendy Lecker
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Wendy Lecker is a columnist for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group and is senior attorney at the Education Law Center. Her column can be found at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Judge-botched-rulings-on-education-9945947.php
More about the extremely disappointing CCJEF v. Rell ruling by Wendy Lecker
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In her first piece, Problems with the CCJEF Decision - Will equity without adequacy be enough to help Connecticut's neediest children?, education advocate and Hearst Media Group columnist Wendy Lecker looked at the school finance portion of the judge's action. Here, in Demanding more in elementary schools, she looks at some of the education policy elements of the ruling.
This piece first appeared in the Stamford Advocate. You can read and comment on the original at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Demanding-more-in-elementary-schools-9242568.php
More about the extremely disappointing CCJEF v. Rell ruling by Wendy Lecker
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Problems with the CCJEF Decision - Will equity without adequacy be enough to help Connecticut's neediest children? (By Wendy Lecker)
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jonpeltoConnecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding [CCJEF], School Funding/ECS, Wendy LeckerCCJEF v. Rell, Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding [CCJEF], ECS Formula, school funding, Wendy LeckerComments Off on Problems with the CCJEF Decision - Will equity without adequacy be enough to help Connecticut's neediest children? (By Wendy Lecker)
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Wendy Lecker, an education advocate, legal expert and Stamford Advocate columnist produces a MUST READ analysis about some of the extremely serious problems associated with the Judge's recent ruling in the CCJEF v. Rell school funding case. The article first appeared in the Stamford Advocate and other Hearst newspapers. You can read and comment on this critically important piece at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Ruling-raises-hope-for-poorest-9212622.php
Wendy Lecker writes;
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jonpeltoCommon Core, Malloy, SAT, Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, Standardized Testing, Wendy Lecker, WymanCommon Core, Malloy, SAT, SBAC, Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, Wendy Lecker, WymanComments Off on Want to know how a student is doing?
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jonpeltoCommon Core, Malloy, SAT, Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, Standardized Testing, Wendy Lecker, WymanCommon Core, Malloy, SAT, SBAC, Smarter Balanced Assessment Test, Wendy Lecker, WymanComments Off on Want to know how a student is doing?
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As Connecticut public education advocate and columnist Wendy Lecker wrote in a Stamford Advocate in August 2015, instead of looking to an unfair testing scam for guidance about student performance, If you Want to know how a student is doing? Ask a teacher.
Last year, Wendy Lecker wrote;
A friend of mine had a priceless reaction to the specious claim by education reformers that our children need standardized tests so parents can know how they are doing in school. He laughed and said that in 20 years of parent conferences no teacher ever felt the need to pull out his children's standardized tests to provide an accurate picture of how well they were learning.
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You can read Wendy Lecker's full column on the issue at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-Want-to-know-how-a-student-is-6431076.php
Education advocates and experts Wendy Lecker and Robert Cotto Jr. discuss Historic CCJEF lawsuit
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Click on the video for a 15 minute wrap up of the key issues of the case by education advocates Wendy Lecker and Robert Cotto Jr.
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In her latest commentary piece, Connecticut education advocate Wendy Lecker explains that latest fade from the corporate education reform industry. In, A blind acceptance of the robot teacher, Lecker takes on the charter school industry advocates who claim that teachers don't need all those education and child development courses. All they need, they say, is a quick, fly-by-night crash course on how to make children sit and succeed at taking standardized tests scores.
Wendy Lecker writes;
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You can read and comment on Wendy Lecker's column at : http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-A-blind-acceptance-of-the-robot-8348106.php
A void in oversight of charter schools (By Wendy Lecker)
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Wendy Lecker writes;
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You can read and comment on Wendy Lecker's original article in the Stamford Advocate at: http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Wendy-Lecker-A-void-in-oversight-of-charter-7988759.php
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An 'anything goes' approach to charter schools by Wendy Lecker
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Maintaining the status quo of two Connecticuts (By Wendy Lecker)
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Wendy Lecker, leading public education advocate, education funding expert and fellow education columnist, returns to the issue of Governor Dannel Malloy and his administration's utter failure to address the historic underfunding of Connecticut's public schools or provide our students, parents, teachers and public schools with the resources and support they need to ensure a quality education for every Connecticut child.
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In her latest column, that first appeared in the Stamford Advocate this past weekend, Wendy Lecker writes;
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Wendy Lecker's article first appeared in the Stamford Advocate and other Hearst Connecticut Media Group publications.
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Education Advocate and columnist, Wendy Lecker, addressed this very point when she recently published, Connecticut - A failed application of standardized tests by Wendy Lecker.
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As for the claim that the NWEA MAP ("MAP") is a valid teacher evaluation tool, Wendy Lecker explains,

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