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The UFT Election

Apr 19, 2019 by

The UFT election was just completed, the ballots are in and the teachers union has once again demonstrated the unifying genius of...

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Public Money for Private Schoo...

Apr 16, 2019 by

Why are taxpayers forking over almost $11 million this year to pay for private schools, some of which charge upwards of $50,000...

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City’s Sharing of Person...

Apr 15, 2019 by

Charter schools are a hard sell.  Unlike public schools, they don’t sell themselves. That’s why they must...

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Yeshiva Measles Outbreak: Not ...

Apr 10, 2019 by

Public schools should advance by example the principles of universal equality and tolerance. To the extent that a  group’s...

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Detroit: Tear Down That Name!

Apr 4, 2019 by

Geniuses are extremely rare and people who are geniuses in several areas rarer still. That was Paul Robeson. But he was a victim of...

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Meatless Mondays

Apr 2, 2019 by

The day of Monday already gets a bad rap. It’s associated with the travail of returning to the workplace and a reminder that...

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The Transformative Legacy of a...

Mar 28, 2019 by

What would it be worth to you? If you ran a private hospital, would you accept donations from philanthropists who made their fortune...

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An Immodest Proposal

Mar 26, 2019 by

It’s said that “even a broken clock tells the right time twice a day.”  The opposite is also true, especially...

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Bullying Statistics

Mar 20, 2019 by

According to State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s audit, the NYC Department of Education has under-counted the number of...

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Customs And Border Protection ...

Mar 14, 2019 by

Last week two Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers parked their official vehicle in front of an elementary school in...

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Graduation/Suspension Rates/ T...

Mar 13, 2019 by

Student suspensions have been cut in half over the last half-dozen years. But it is universally realized that student discipline has...

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Renee Campion, New Office of L...

Mar 9, 2019 by

It’s a ( choose your own adjective) job, but somebody’s got to do it.   The city’s new Labor Commissioner, Renee...

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Renewal Schools Post-Mortem

Mar 7, 2019 by

“Death Panels”.  That’s the term created by ultra-reactionaries to describe what they felt would be convened to...

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Success Academy: Civil Rights ...

Mar 6, 2019 by

New York State’s recent report about Success Academy reinforces what parents and teachers have been saying for years: the...

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Mayor Bloomber For President??

Feb 27, 2019 by

Very soon former Mayor Bloomberg will announce his decision whether to run for President of the United States. He has already said...

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No Confidence!

Feb 26, 2019 by

The vote was beyond resounding approaching unanimous. Nearly 200 members of the Forest Hills High School professional staff have no...

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No Steak So Rare As This Justi...

Feb 24, 2019 by

There have been 55 percent more murders in New York City than for the same time period last year. Among 10 precincts, shootings have...

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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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