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Chicago’s Charter School...

Dec 12, 2018 by

There had never been a strike by staff at any U.S. charter school network. Not until last week.  And the 4-day work stoppage ended...

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For Santa’s Sake: Teache...

Dec 10, 2018 by

No sin is so unforgivable as trashing children’s illusions and innocent trust. This taboo is embedded in curriculum, and so we...

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Wasteful Spending At the DOE? ...

Dec 6, 2018 by

“Wasteful spending in the city Education Department”, proclaims the Daily News. I’m shocked. Shocked.  Does a bear...

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Double Standard Redux

Dec 5, 2018 by

An elementary school child was allegedly sexually assaulted by schoolmates in the bathroom of a private religious school in a quiet...

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The Death of Former Schools Ch...

Dec 4, 2018 by

The eulogies following the death last week of former Schools Chancellor Harold Levy were remarkable not only for their poignancy but...

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Teacher Work Load and Teacher ...

Nov 28, 2018 by

Teachers should have special rights under the Penal Code to justifiably act in self-defense by slapping obnoxious folks, whoever they...

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The 4-Day Work Week

Nov 27, 2018 by

They are few and far between, but among the heaps of ridiculous education-related “innovations” that are...

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Letter to a NY Tabloid: Studen...

Nov 21, 2018 by

The Post’s story about the charter school track and field athlete with world-class promise, whose team won’t be able to...

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Chancellor Carranza and “...

Nov 20, 2018 by

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza took some heat last week for suggesting that the negative views that some people have of public...

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School Buses, Last week’...

Nov 19, 2018 by

What are they waiting for? Now that’s a rhetorical question with nasty implications. Are the folks in charge of the Office of...

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Charter Schools and the New De...

Nov 15, 2018 by

By favoring the protection of taxpayer assets from raids by private charter schools entrepreneurial profiteers, Andrea...

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Add UFT to ‘City Warrior...

Nov 13, 2018 by

The  New York Daily News lived up to its “hometown newspaper” slogan by spotlighting the heart-displaying teamwork of the...

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Kristallnacht: Broken Glass Me...

Nov 8, 2018 by

Tomorrow is the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht when synagogues throughout  Germany were torched by order of the legally elected...

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Voters Gore the Golden Ass

Nov 7, 2018 by

A medal for public service to every voter in the 22nd state Senate district who kicked the Golden ass to the curb.  The effect of the...

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Chancellor’s $17 B Capit...

Nov 5, 2018 by

Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has released a five-year $17 billion capital plan to make schools more accessible to the...

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Halloween and Solidarity

Nov 1, 2018 by

I celebrated Halloween yesterday with a couple of scary movies and encounters with some eerie costumes. But nothing spooks me so...

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Danger From DHS

Oct 25, 2018 by

When children are caught in the crossfire of warring ideologies and are the agonized collateral in adults’ power plays, it is...

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DOE Keeps Handicapped Child Ha...

Oct 23, 2018 by

If “Your Honor” were more than a phrase traditionally used with casual gravitas to address judges, but instead connoted...

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New UFT Contract

Oct 22, 2018 by

The new UFT contract with the City has many tangible  benefits. But there are other gains that cannot be calculated conventionally in...

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Ron Isaac’s Reply to NY ...

Oct 18, 2018 by

The New York Post is appalled that the proposed United Federation of Teachers-Department of Education Contract calls for any raise at...

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