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Supervisor’s Guide…...

Jan 17, 2017 by

The whole page is monopolized by a caricature of a dense-looking caveman, club in hand. Above his head is one of those...

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Ron Isaac’s Rebuttal to ...

Jan 13, 2017 by

I do not represent the UFT, so I can’t speak speak for them. But from my long experience as a retired, former chapter leader in...

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City Saves on Employees’...

Jan 11, 2017 by

As a former municipal employee, I would like to thank the efficiency experts in city government for their kind and ingenious...

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NYS Lifts Ban on Teachers Talk...

Jan 5, 2017 by

Teachers are no longer gagged. No longer are they forbidden from expressing opinions about the  fitness of questions on standardized...

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New Evaluation Agreement

Jan 4, 2017 by

Did spiked eggnog bring on an alternative reality?  Did fake news prompt real rapture?  Or are we witnessing a true encroachment of...

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Dennis Walcott is the Queens T...

Jan 3, 2017 by

In the nearly half century since the Queens Tribune was founded by a former public school teacher and later congressman, it...

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President-Elect Trump’s ...

Dec 19, 2016 by

Are you old enough to recall the Monty Python sketch called “Ministry of Silly Walks” and another skit entitled...

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Two Votes

Dec 13, 2016 by

Who are the “66” and what’s their excuse? That is the number of House of Representative members who voted against a...

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Suspension Rates, Komodo Drago...

Dec 5, 2016 by

The cost of labor for a cleanup crew to mop up the once common beer spills in the bleachers of the old Yankee stadium has fallen to...

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School Leadership Teams/ Open-...

Dec 2, 2016 by

School Leadership Teams (SLTs)  have been around for a long time and probably will stick around til the end of time or the demise of...

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“Mandated Reporters̶...

Nov 30, 2016 by

If you were a teacher and two small children regularly came late to school stinking of marijuana, what would you do? The law and...

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Good News About Public Schools...

Nov 22, 2016 by

The forever critics of our public schools are scrambling for a rebuttal to the latest good news.They want to capitalize on the...

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US Secretary of Education Cand...

Nov 22, 2016 by

Witches of New York are indignant.  Rumors of a schism in the community of witches have been dispelled by the apocryphal claim that a...

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U.S. Supreme Court/ Friedrichs...

Nov 16, 2016 by

Our gullibility could be excused on the grounds that we were infants. We were simply wide-eyed and impressionable. So we accepted the...

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Tabloid Treatment of UFT and P...

Nov 14, 2016 by

Why are the teachers union and the police union treated so differently by much of the media?  Teachers and police officers are both...

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Student “Journalism̶...

Nov 10, 2016 by

Am I a cynic, so jaded by past exposure to what was, at least then, the sham of high school journalism, that I am too hopelessly...

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Superintendents!

Nov 7, 2016 by

The average big-city schools superintendent quits their prestigious and lucrative position after three years, according to the...

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School Bus Drivers’ Thre...

Nov 4, 2016 by

It’s expected that bosses will “nickel and dime” their employees. That’s the drill. All’s fair in labor...

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Legislation To Help Homeless P...

Nov 3, 2016 by

The Daily News article was hardly more than a blurb. It was written in plain English and went straight to the point. For a tabloid,...

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Public School Teacher Saves A ...

Nov 2, 2016 by

It happened again!  Lightning struck twice in the form of a public school teacher in Queens saving the life of a child in an acute...

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