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Students/ Teachers/ Opioid Epi...

Jun 26, 2017 by

Why don’t teachers stick to education and not poke their noses into what is not their business? We hear that all the time....

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Call the Police: Success Acade...

Jun 22, 2017 by

“Call the police!” That was the directive of the principal of one of Success Academy charter schools to her staff.  This...

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Letter to a NYC Tabloid About ...

Jun 22, 2017 by

Your editorial blames “the adults running the (public) schools” for New York City’s “school-spending...

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Mayoral Control/ Charter Pork

Jun 20, 2017 by

Thoughtful people of good-will may theoretically disagree on whether mayoral control of our city’s public schools has worked...

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Parent Engagement and Limits o...

Jun 15, 2017 by

Comparing the opioid epidemic with parental empowerment in the public school system is both bizarrely illogical and insulting....

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A “PD” Worthy of P...

Jun 13, 2017 by

Paul Revere is dead, but papers like the New York Post have mounted his latter-day horse and are riding roughshod through their...

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The DOE Erases Veterans Day

Jun 6, 2017 by

Veterans Day might as well be Halloween, so far as the New York City Department of Education is concerned. If the holidays were in...

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The Work of our Democratic Tea...

Jun 1, 2017 by

When you’re damned both when you do and when you don’t, it can be a strain on your patience and, if you lack the...

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Agency Fee Payers

May 30, 2017 by

When a union has its members back, it deserves their dues up front. Yet a small number of teachers have never signed up.  Even if the...

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Truce with NY Post?

May 25, 2017 by

Let’s get real and admit that the Post’s hostility to public schools is driven by something other than an objective...

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Purge That Teacher!

May 23, 2017 by

The Post’s recent story about the city school teacher who is appealing her firing is packed with scary details. If the facts...

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Arizona Deputizes All Resident...

May 22, 2017 by

The Republican Governor and Arizona legislature have in effect expanded the professional horizon of tree surgeons by authorizing them...

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Eviction of Charter School fro...

May 19, 2017 by

Congratulations to the Brooklyn Diocese for evicting Middle Village Preparatory Charter School from the campus of Christ the King...

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Another Charter-School Abuse C...

May 18, 2017 by

It’s only “alleged” at this point. We are all presumed innocent until proven guilty. Fair enough. We got the...

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The Farce and Charade of Teach...

May 16, 2017 by

Forget the polished apple, the gift cards, the cliche’-engorged administrative memos and the multitudinous lip-service during...

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Ron Isaac’s Letter to Po...

May 15, 2017 by

With the world falling apart, the front-page of the Post features a story about the disgrace of teachers getting a break with parking...

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Principal Censorship of Studen...

May 11, 2017 by

Tyree Chin, principal of Flushing High School ,(a fine institution in the throes of “renewal”) is being smeared as a...

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Air-Conditioning Finally Appro...

May 3, 2017 by

Except for possibly the internal chambers of a mortician’s crematorium immediately after a normal operational processing, there...

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Schools Throwing Out Books

May 2, 2017 by

The mountain of books trashed by the principal ( NY Post 4/30) were in perfect or “gently-used” condition, despite the...

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Charter School Covers Up Sexua...

May 1, 2017 by

“Impossible!”, the charter school disciples would say. This kind of atrocity could happen only in a public school....

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