Corporations Repent So Kids Ca...

Mar 30, 2020 by

Corporations are people too!  There is a Leave it to Beaver ambiance in Board Rooms. Best kept secret. Worst joke. Corporations...

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Stuyvesant High School: Segreg...

Mar 26, 2020 by

The more things change, the less they change.  Sometimes that can be consoling.  But not when we are too distracted to realize what...

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A Huge System Pivots

Mar 24, 2020 by

Months after much of our Navy was wiped out at Pearl Harbor, we scored a great victory at sea.  It was achieved by our massive...

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The Runs: A Defining Moment?

Mar 17, 2020 by

Why are our market shelves clean out of toilet paper?  Understandably people don’t want to be caught with their pants down...

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School For a Charter School Pr...

Mar 12, 2020 by

The seven-year-old charter school kid’s eye was smashed like a boxer’s whose championship fight had to be stopped because...

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Eric Adam’s Proposed Non...

Mar 12, 2020 by

The “Nanny State” is a mixed bag.  That phrase is usually used pejoratively to deride government’s role in...

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A Nurse In Every School!

Mar 11, 2020 by

Every New York City public school will soon have an on-site nurse. This was a neglected necessity long before the coronavirus.  The...

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DOE Guidelines for Virus/Atten...

Mar 9, 2020 by

The Centers for Disease Control urges parents to keep their children home from school when they’re sick and the City is signing...

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Class Size: Fake Issue?

Mar 3, 2020 by

A few days ago I got whiplash.  Not from slamming brakes when a Charger cut me off on the Expressway. I wore no lawyer-promoted...

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Education Reformers of Maiden ...

Mar 2, 2020 by

A prominent online site for education-related stories unwittingly exemplified a major problem with how the media and much of the...

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Leap Year’s Black Histor...

Feb 28, 2020 by

Black History month is nearly over for this year. All the familiar homages to the usual heroes are being put into cold storage or on...

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Chancellor Carranza’s Up...

Feb 26, 2020 by

Prince Harry wants it both ways and may get his wish.  All he needs to do is bide his time.  The prerogative of royalty can...

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Dress Codes

Feb 25, 2020 by

So which is it:  fluff, smoke and mirrors, a red herring or an urgent assertion of human rights? The latest topic bedevilling...

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Tentative Principal’s Co...

Feb 25, 2020 by

Congratulations to the principals and assistant principals union on achieving a tentative new Contract with the City.   If...

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Alleged Threats Against Chance...

Feb 20, 2020 by

In the wake of non-specific alleged threats targeting Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, which the Department of Education is...

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Reader Blames NYSUT For Family...

Feb 13, 2020 by

The best performance I ever saw of Oscar Wilde’s play “The Importance of Being Earnest” featured a cast of student...

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The Protecting the Right to Or...

Feb 11, 2020 by

One of the most pro-labor bills in decades was passed by the House of Representatives last week, but was instantly slapped down by...

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Lollipops Will Stop The Violen...

Feb 10, 2020 by

Hank Schandel, the principal of MS158Q, has been much in the news in recent weeks. First, for suggesting students should decide for...

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Breaking Up Student Fights

Feb 6, 2020 by

When should teachers intervene to break up fights between students? After reading skewered accounts of instances when teachers...

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Bloomberg in Iowa

Feb 4, 2020 by

The rules have been changed to allow former Mayor Bloomberg to participate in the next Democrat presidential debate.  It came...

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