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The Ideal School Cover-Up

Mar 28, 2017 by

People send their children to private schools because things happen there that would be impossible in city schools. So true. Case in...

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Iceberg Tip

Mar 27, 2017 by

A principal tampers with a thousand official documents to create fake information to benefit himself, menaces a subordinate for...

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Demise of L.A.S.T. Exam

Mar 23, 2017 by

A decline in scores on an arbitrary test that out of thoughtless habit has been deemed to be a measure of valid test preparation does...

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Park West Education Complex: N...

Mar 21, 2017 by

Five public high schools ( including one specializing in cooking) compressed into a single Manhattan building, (which to sound more...

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Lesson Plan Follies

Mar 16, 2017 by

Tipped off years ago by a colleague that our school principal was calling teachers into her office to check their lessons plans, I...

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Farina and Stella

Mar 15, 2017 by

Carmen Farina bucked a generation of slothful decision-makers and broke what had been previous chancellors’ almost...

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Charter School Scofflaw

Mar 10, 2017 by

Congratulations to the Port Authority cops who recently nabbed a supervisory administrator of the Harlem Children’s Zone...

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Caterina Lafergola, principal

Mar 9, 2017 by

This story is around a week old, so its newsworthiness has eroded, even though its focus is a high school principal whose damage to...

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DOE Administration Budget Swal...

Mar 8, 2017 by

The body fat index of a star athlete is low, but the index of useless mass on the administrative body of the Department of Education...

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Randi Weingarten and Betsy Dev...

Feb 28, 2017 by

Betsy DeVos and Randi Weingarten ‘s planned joint school visits may not quite turn heads but no doubt will raise some eyebrows,...

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Born-Again Handwriting Lessons...

Feb 27, 2017 by

More than a half-century later, the emotional bruise I suffered in the 1950s has not healed. Countless co-payments to...

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Staten Island Parent Objects t...

Feb 24, 2017 by

An 11-year-old student at a Staten Island elementary school was punished, in effect, because she withheld mandated compliance with...

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Religion In Public Schools

Feb 15, 2017 by

Missing an opportunity to feel offended doesn’t sit well with me. I want what everybody else has or looks for.  It took 50...

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Central DOE Bureaucracy and Bu...

Feb 15, 2017 by

The amount of money spent on public education is both far too little and much too much. The system is awash with cash and bled dry at...

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Archdiocese’s Bully Pulp...

Feb 8, 2017 by

A 12 year-old female student at St. Theresa, a Catholic school in Kenilworth, New Jersey, is guilty as sin of questioning the...

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Constitutional Convention

Feb 2, 2017 by

A mantis shrimp is a beautiful, spectacularly colored  little creature with the most astonishing visual acuity in nature. It’s...

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PS106Q Story

Jan 30, 2017 by

If the central administration of the Department of Education had courage and integrity, it would get off its knee-jerk defensive...

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Anti-Union Culture Today

Jan 29, 2017 by

There are times when the relationship between cause and effect is clear and indisputable. A world-class athlete shot a dozen times in...

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Fired For Correcting Student&#...

Jan 26, 2017 by

The following cannot wait for April Fools Day. Not because it’s too far off to wait. But because it’s no joke, despite...

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UFT’s Industrial Hygieni...

Jan 25, 2017 by

Eggplant, though fried, is good for you. Friable asbestos is not. And so, when a grossly negligent contractor walked down the...

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