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Try to find some good in every...

Feb 11, 2019 by

I followed this advice without success for a whole week after the appearance in The New York Post of a City Journal editor Bob...

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Subsidies to Anti-Union Amazon...

Feb 4, 2019 by

Corporations are not inherently evil. Everyone has benefited in one way or other, sooner or later, from the fruits of corporate...

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When Parents Behave Badly

Jan 30, 2019 by

Standing inches from a teacher’s face and cursing or otherwise physically intimidating or threatening staff members, shrieking...

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Kudos to a Superintendent For ...

Jan 28, 2019 by

Earlier this month, an Indiana school superintendent knowingly committed three felonies and a misdemeanor by acting in the sincere...

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Success Academy’s Boot C...

Jan 25, 2019 by

The Success Academy Charter School syndicate, the darling of extremists who want to privatize public schools, is having major...

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Felony Assault Against Journal...

Jan 17, 2019 by

It was reported yesterday that Governor Cuomo has proposed that an assault on a journalist should be classified as a felony. Because...

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Ron Isaac’s Letter to th...

Jan 16, 2019 by

The UFT has rebuked the prophets of doom, shamed the union busters, beaten the dubious odds, shattered the prayers of the...

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Traditional and “Innovat...

Jan 10, 2019 by

Never say never. Well, hardly ever. Substitute “only as a last resort” when recommending for how long and under what...

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School Bus Electric Shock

Dec 17, 2018 by

The cherished memories of childhood are fast vanishing. Among the scents I miss are the butcher shops with sawdust over the floor and...

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Slashing At Cardozo High Schoo...

Dec 17, 2018 by

A Cardozo High School boy’s face required 500 stitches last week after he was slashed by another student.  Before the blood...

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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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