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Janus the Roman God / Mark Jan...

May 22, 2018 by

The word “Janus” has a mythological reference dating back to ancient Rome. It is also the name of the plaintiff who hopes...

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Ed. Secretary Betsy DeVos Visi...

May 21, 2018 by

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos was in New York City on business for two days last week and made sure she had no time to...

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Paid Parental Leave

May 16, 2018 by

Imagine it’s early June and an 8-month pregnant teacher’s blood pressure spikes dangerously. She loves her work, does it...

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Teacher Strikes and Solidarity

May 15, 2018 by

Neither word nor whimper of a contemplated teachers strike has been reported or rumored here.  New York State is not Oklahoma, West...

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Kwait’s Fate Too Late

May 14, 2018 by

Howard Kwait, who held out as principal of John Bowne High School In Queens for years, despite chilling allegations about his...

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Civic Illiteracy In Schools

May 10, 2018 by

Should high school students be required to pass a test on civic literacy in order to graduate?  Should facts retained by rote should...

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Teacher Appreciation Day

May 9, 2018 by

Teacher Appreciation Week started on May 7th!   Educators share this auspicious spree of celebration with other honorees, such as...

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Project Veritas: An Eagle Turn...

May 8, 2018 by

There’s something about a long white laboratory coat that protects its wearer from being challenged by witnesses who see him...

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DOE Doesn’t Trust Teache...

May 1, 2018 by

Mayor DeBlasio may have been misread, but he was not misquoted when he recently flicked away allegations of sexual harassment lodged...

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Carranza ‘s Indignation ...

Apr 30, 2018 by

Chancellor Carranza is not an academic scholar or a learned man, so he is not ineligible to serve as leader of the largest public...

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Forbidden Love at a PS!

Apr 17, 2018 by

Two staff members were fined a combined $5,500 for having the temerity to fall in love at the common workplace where they had met....

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Those Lousy Jewish Schools?

Apr 16, 2018 by

Jewish private schools have taken a lot of flak recently. Critics claim their students are suffering educational neglect because of a...

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Appellate Division Ruling on T...

Apr 11, 2018 by

Saving one life is like saving the whole world, it is said in various holy books. In that spirit, protecting labor unions from the...

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Lawsuit Against Teacher Tenure...

Apr 10, 2018 by

A gaggle of bored, bitter and self-important cranks have charmed the bobble-headed judges of the Appellate Division of the New York...

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The Constitution and Kars4 Kid...

Apr 9, 2018 by

When an education-related ad hit the radio airwaves recently, it was a refreshing break from the incessant diet of commercials for...

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Class Explosion and Blown Up J...

Mar 27, 2018 by

It might be easier to sift through a pile of co-mingled cremated remains, separate the ashes into discrete personalities, and then...

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Cynthia Nixon–The Educat...

Mar 26, 2018 by

Cynthia Nixon, the well-known actress, has her sights on the governorship of New York State. Her name-recognition is an advantage,...

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Mission Statement Follies and ...

Mar 21, 2018 by

The Department of Education thinks of everything in terms of “optics” and makes every major policy decision based on...

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A Letter Writer Spits In Many ...

Mar 19, 2018 by

The late theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. successor to Albert Einstein, might have comprehended the wanderings of Jamal...

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Nationwide Student Walkout Mar...

Mar 13, 2018 by

Students nationwide will walk out of their schools on March 14th to vent their rage at Congress for balking at gun-control...

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