Equity or Excellence/ New York...

May 7, 2021 by

Equity or Excellence.  Pick one, because according to the New York Post, when it comes to education, you can’t have...

read more

Ron Isaac’s Commentary: ...

May 5, 2021 by

It’s all the rage in education circles and beyond.  Should the competitive admission test entrance requirements for the...

read more

Ron Isaac’s: Tests as Fi...

Apr 28, 2021 by

The State Education Department leads by example.  Last week it was the virtue of recycling.  They feel it works for them.  After all,...

read more

Bob McManus: Latest Secretion

Apr 26, 2021 by

There’s a place in the Guinness Book of Records awaiting Bob McManus, of the New York Post.  His streak is among the...

read more

Professional Development: UFT ...

Apr 21, 2021 by

The new state budget is “the best the children of New York City have had in years,” UFT President Michael Mulgrew ...

read more

The Lost Discord: the Moribund...

Apr 20, 2021 by

Do high schools still have debating teams?  Perhaps in name only, as most combat sports are forbidden, and debating would be the...

read more

Tabloid Pyrite

Apr 12, 2021 by

The New York Post is a goldmine for education stories.  Fools gold.  Its investigative reports glisten with malice and...

read more

Ron Isaac’s Budgetcrats ...

Apr 8, 2021 by

“What’s not to love in this budget?”  many school principals have asked.   But often they speak too...

read more

Ron Isaac’s Charter Scho...

Apr 6, 2021 by

The New York Post, which cannot present straight education-related stories without a slant, laments that the “charter school...

read more

Do Yourself a Favor by Doing M...

Apr 1, 2021 by

Brooklyn Borough President and mayoral candidate Eric Adams was accused of deliberately violating the Department of Education’s...

read more

Strike of Columbia University&...

Mar 27, 2021 by

The “Ides of March” ( March 15) is notable for two momentous events.  The first one, the assassination of Julius...

read more

The Pronoun Wars

Mar 26, 2021 by

“Mommie Dearest”?  That’s the title of a book about actress Joan Crawford written by her adopted...

read more

Keep Your Distance!

Mar 24, 2021 by

Alternate side of the street will go into effect tomorrow, Milky Way time.  The signs are up and enforcement personnel are...

read more

Pocket Change

Mar 24, 2021 by

Nine-tenths of a billion dollars is not pocket change, even for New York City.  So those pockets ought to be well-stitched to...

read more

The Children’s Rescue pl...

Mar 23, 2021 by

“Education advocates”, which as legitimately defined,  is limited to public school supporters. The term does not...

read more

Strike of Columbia University&...

Mar 17, 2021 by

The “Ides of March” ( March 15) is notable for two momentous events.  The first one, the assassination of Julius Caesar,...

read more

Dr. Seuss: Toss Him?

Mar 11, 2021 by

The rage over the partial expungement of Dr. Seuss’s literary oeuvre is due not only to their intrinsic content, but also to...

read more

State Sen. Brouk’s Propo...

Mar 10, 2021 by

What they know won’t hurt them?  Or what they don’t know will hurt them?  Perhaps what they know will hurt them?  Maybe...

read more

An Economics Lesson?

Mar 9, 2021 by

Like a famished wolverine over a shank of elk, the New York Post’s cover featured what to them was a story equally...

read more

Deliberately Belated Commentar...

Mar 5, 2021 by

It’s March 4th. Black History Month ended three days ago. I deliberately “forgot” to make this commentary timely....

read more