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Oct 22, 2021 by

The Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction of the Southlake school district in Texas, cautioned teachers to “make...

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Oct 21, 2021 by

In the mid-1800s, frantic prospectors joined the Gold Rush in quest of the mother lode that would make them fabulously rich.  The New...

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Oct 13, 2021 by

Every school has its share of the best and the worst, as routinely defined.  The finest teachers are in the best schools and also in...

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Oct 6, 2021 by

The UFT’s endorsement of Eric Adams for mayor is a prudent and practical decision and not a cynical concession to realpolitik,...

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Sep 28, 2021 by

Mayor DeBlasio, whose “Vision Zero” is a slogan about traffic safety but better describes the brand of his legacy in...

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Sep 27, 2021 by

Doing the right thing the wrong way can be as ruinous as not doing it at all when plans for carrying it out are logistically...

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Sep 21, 2021 by

Can a risk/benefit analysis conclude that falling off a cliff is a chance worth taking?   As a viable alternative to...

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Sep 14, 2021 by

Do today’s military generals lack the boldness, competence and nobility of purpose of their World War II predecessors? Have...

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Sep 13, 2021 by

The New York City schools are historically the jewel in the crown of American education, but if the Department of Education carries...

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Sep 7, 2021 by

The recent death of Bruce Birnel, my former colleague on staff at a middle school in Queens, reminded me of how our New York City...

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Aug 30, 2021 by

When history, as it has been traditionally taught, is revisited and challenged in sufficient numbers, it gains momentum and...

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Aug 25, 2021 by

It’s been significantly but sparsely and perhaps unreliably reported that a major organization of teachers voted down a...

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Aug 21, 2021 by

The Department of Education meets The Aristocrats.  What have they in common, other than both being jokes?The DOE has been the butt...

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Aug 17, 2021 by

With the Delta variant getting us down, let’s still try to count our blessings, among them that the Department of Education is...

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Aug 12, 2021 by

The greedy, selfish, opportunistic United Federation of Teachers is once again, with the complicity of its supplicants in the City...

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Aug 11, 2021 by

Universal vaccination is not currently mandated by law.  Perhaps it should be, but for the present, individuals have the right...

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Aug 9, 2021 by

Teacher certification is not all kit’s cracked up to be.  Being licensed is a qualification for employment, but one should not...

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Jul 28, 2021 by

The developers of the polio vaccine were greed-driven, because they owned stock in a triathlete-training company and wanted to ensure...

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Jul 22, 2021 by

Students and educators sometimes pick the Holocaust as a default topic for school projects and audiences also find it lends itself to...

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Jul 13, 2021 by

A Department of Education investigation that should have taken two weeks was fast-tracked by them and therefore took only two years....

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