Contraband Teacher Union Jewel...

Nov 12, 2019 by

Brooklyn’s Bright Horizons Daycare takes a dim view of labor relations. Fearing their staff might be pricked in the heart by a...

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If You Can’t Stand the H...

Nov 6, 2019 by

“If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!”  That is former President Harry Truman’s advice...

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Letter to the NY Post

Nov 5, 2019 by

Yesterday’s cover story about the New York City teacher who has been in a so-called “rubber room” for 20 years ...

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Are You Talking To Me?

Nov 4, 2019 by

“Is carotid artery pulsating?  Is subject making any oral clicking sounds?  Any deep sighs?  Is there any darting of eyes or...

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Teachers Run ( Don’t Wal...

Oct 31, 2019 by

The New York City Council has the interests of all New Yorkers at heart and is public school-friendly.   For that it enjoys...

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DeVos Top Aide Fires Himself

Oct 30, 2019 by

When politicians talk about “reaching across the aisle”, they never explain what they’re reaching to do.  In...

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Why-Fi?

Oct 24, 2019 by

Nothing hinders progress like keeping up with the times.  Sometimes the future fails to keep up with the past. Chancellor Richard...

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Firing of NYC Pupil Transporta...

Oct 22, 2019 by

Alexandra Robinson, the dysfunctional, clueless and intemperate former executive director of the Office of Pupil Transportation, who...

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Sobering Rush To Judgment

Oct 21, 2019 by

In one of its whimsical “Weird but True” tidbits, the New York Post recently included a teacher in Australia who...

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Sesame Street: Kids and the Le...

Oct 15, 2019 by

Sesame Street has grown up more over the last 50 years than have many of its first-generation viewers.  A six-year old named Karli...

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“Bring Your Bible To Sch...

Oct 10, 2019 by

“Bring Your Bible to School Day’ came and went around a week ago.Who knew?  I’d never heard of it before, but it...

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New US Labor Secretary

Oct 7, 2019 by

The US Senate recently confirmed our new (anti) US Labor Secretary, Eugene Scalia. He is a malevolently pious opponent of rest...

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Success Academy: Sequel of a S...

Oct 2, 2019 by

There’s no charm like coercion.  It induces “voluntary” compliance.  It has the power of suggestion that cannot be...

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Police and Educator Suicides

Sep 27, 2019 by

September  is National Suicide Prevention Month. The month is almost over but awareness of the tragic toll must stay with us. Eleven...

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Student Youth Climate Change D...

Sep 26, 2019 by

If you’re going to be a prophet of doom, you might as well have fun doing it.  That’s what critics of last...

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Ron Isaac’s Letter to th...

Sep 24, 2019 by

The Maspeth High School scandals are more the rule than the exception in our current school system although it is a particularly bad...

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High Life For A Low Life

Sep 23, 2019 by

I would nominate Geoffrey Girnum, a university-level teacher and researcher, as a candidate to receive “cruel and unusual...

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Live By the Data, Die By the D...

Sep 19, 2019 by

In the 1950s, there was a very popular television show called Naked City.  It began something like this: “There are eight...

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Child Murdered in School: Refl...

Sep 19, 2019 by

When the Department of Education is asleep at the wheel, it is more by policy than accident. If a tragedy results, they will jump...

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Talented and Gifted Controvers...

Sep 16, 2019 by

There is needless strife surrounding the proposed abolition of traditional “gifted and talented” programs in our schools....

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