Labor-Organizing Threats= Terr...

Oct 20, 2020 by

“You’re known by the company you keep”. That tidbit of trite wisdom has defied and stood the test of time, not just...

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DOE- Let the Truth Slip Away, ...

Oct 19, 2020 by

The DOE faces many challenges, the least of which is fitting the elongated titles of its senior executives on their office suite...

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The DOE Shuffle: Dance of Dysf...

Oct 14, 2020 by

The Department of Education, that behemoth of dysfunction, tends to flaunt what it should hide and keep secret what it should...

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The UFT’s Arbitration Vi...

Oct 13, 2020 by

The UFT’s arbitration triumph was also,as usual, a victory for the rule of law. An independent arbitrator ruled last week that...

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Federal Mandated High-Stakes T...

Oct 6, 2020 by

The New York State Education Department as of now still intends on inflicting high-stakes math and ELA standardized tests this...

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Panel for Education Policy: A ...

Oct 5, 2020 by

“I always voted at the Chancellor’s call And I never thought of thinking for myself at all; I thought so little they...

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Banned Books Week: Make Our Cl...

Oct 1, 2020 by

The annual Banned Book Week ended on October 3rd almost unnoticed.  It’s as though the event itself were banned from our...

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Weingarten for US Education Se...

Sep 30, 2020 by

In the event of a Democratic victory in the presidential election, who will replace the abominable Secretary of Education, Betsy...

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Parents Busted For Not Having ...

Sep 23, 2020 by

Talk about adding insult to injury!It’s frustrating enough for parents having to struggle at home to help their kids with...

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Fly on the Wall

Sep 17, 2020 by

Being a “fly on the wall” can be fun if it lets us be undetected voyeurs with full powers of human comprehension without...

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The Twilight Zone on Earth

Sep 16, 2020 by

As fanged butterflies rip up our nervous stomachs as we anticipate the re-opening of schools on Monday, there’s no time like...

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United We Stand!

Sep 15, 2020 by

In his letter to the New York civil service newspaper The Chief last week, David Irons admonishes the United Federation of Teachers...

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Betsy DeVos Waives the Waivers

Sep 9, 2020 by

“Stop fiddling with that ventilator and give that child some privacy so he can take that standardized test for which we paid...

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Labor Day’s Remote Parad...

Sep 8, 2020 by

There was no Labor Day parade this year, but that was because of the pandemic, thankfully not a lack of enthusiastic recognition of...

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Teachers and Cops: Media Slant...

Sep 3, 2020 by

Violent crime of every category is skyrocketing in New York City.  Last weekend there was an average of a shooting every hour around...

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COVID-19 Testing and UFT Deter...

Sep 1, 2020 by

If the recent  New York Post story is true, and Mayor DeBlasio  did in fact cancel meetings and ignore 5 offers since June...

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Outside Learning, DeBlasio and...

Aug 31, 2020 by

Mayor DeBlasio’s storied trouble putting his nose to the grindstone may be aggravated by his always having his head in the...

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Billionaires (Or) Bust?

Aug 26, 2020 by

Governor Andrew Cuomo has given a thumbs down to the so-called “Billionaires Tax”  (S.8277/A/A.01041)  ...

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Virus and Conspiracies of Sile...

Aug 25, 2020 by

Jon Miller. the deputy superintendent of a school district in Georgia, explicitly ordered all staff who tested positive for the...

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Winging It Without A Prayer

Aug 18, 2020 by

What’s the latest limbo count? As of close of business last week, more than 400  NYC schools were “in limbo”,...

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