Chancellor Carranza Takes Flig...

Mar 1, 2021 by

“The King is dead. Long live the king!” That’s what they used to say centuries ago.  It was meant as an...

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School Safety Agents: NYPD or ...

Feb 27, 2021 by

Should  School Safety Agents ( whom the New York Post incorrectly calls “cops”) remain part of the NYPD or revert to...

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A Slick and Slippery Slope

Feb 16, 2021 by

Few slopes are as slippery as the controversy over permitted or forbidden speech:How  are they defined?  Where is  the boundary...

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The Pledge of Allegiance and B...

Feb 10, 2021 by

Children reciting the Pledge of Allegiance (Wikimedia Commons) I’ve taught in schools where the Pledge was a part of the daily...

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Teacher Survey: Get Me Out Of ...

Feb 9, 2021 by

The New York Post rushes at breakneck speed, like a tow-truck to collision carnage, to any site, whether or not on the main road,...

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NY Post Letter Page: Echoes of...

Feb 7, 2021 by

If a major league baseball player had several at-bats in all 162 games of every season for twenty years and his batting average was...

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PEP Appointee Defies Borough P...

Feb 3, 2021 by

In his role as Staten Island’s Borough President James Oddo’s puppet on the Panel of Educational Policy marionette team,...

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“Executive Disorder̶...

Jan 29, 2021 by

President Biden signed twenty-one executive orders in approximately one week.  If I had the authority, I would have issues two...

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Talented and Gifted: No Studen...

Jan 27, 2021 by

Three school PTA presidents, whom the New York Post described as “bigs” , “slammed” the Department of...

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We Wuz Robb-ed

Jan 26, 2021 by

The National Labor Relations Board’s general counsel was fired within hours of President Biden taking his office.  It might...

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Scrap the Screen!

Jan 20, 2021 by

Mayor DeBlasio and Chancellor Carranza ( Mr. Independent-Minded)  are highly critical of the Specialized High School Admissions...

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Color-Blindness Is 20/20 Visio...

Jan 12, 2021 by

Abolition of the infamous or celebrated  (depending on whose ox is perceived to be gored) Specialized High Schools Admission Test...

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“Fake News”

Jan 11, 2021 by

A Cobble Hill, Brooklyn school principal used that phrase to categorize credible and damning  media accounts of her incompetence and...

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Screening Hypocrisy

Jan 7, 2021 by

The children of Mayor DeBlasio and incoming Secretary of Education Cardona attended public schools that screen for talented...

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School Principal Joe Clark: To...

Jan 5, 2021 by

What exactly does “tough love” mean and how much of it is tough enough when dealing effectively with intractably...

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Another Dirty Feather in the D...

Jan 4, 2021 by

The latest frazzled feather in the mucky cap of the incorrigibly shameless Department of Education is their awarding grades to a...

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A Pandemic of Student Homeless...

Dec 22, 2020 by

During the winter’s spate of religious holidays, we traditionally flag for our immediate ephemeral attention certain dilemmas...

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“Teacher of the YearR...

Dec 21, 2020 by

What does it mean to be named “Teacher of the Year”?  Typically not a lot. The winner often models a particular ideology...

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Covid Testing,, Vaccine and Sn...

Dec 15, 2020 by

Down South there’s a quaint religious congregation that tests a passage from Scripture that according to their interpretation...

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Rebutting and Embracing My Cri...

Dec 14, 2020 by

On his main point, I heartily agree with the reader who disagrees with me. He’s right that under mayoral control, ultimate...

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