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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Teaching–Job or Professi...

Sep 13, 2019 by

Is teaching a job or a profession?  Six of one, half-dozen . No difference.  Or to the extent there is, it is...

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Excused Mental Health Absence ...

Sep 11, 2019 by

If the theme of proposed legislation sounds compassionate and serves to provide name-recognition to an ambitious politician,...

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Students’ Nazi Video

Sep 4, 2019 by

Around a dozen students at Pacifica High School in Southern California, giving the “Heil Hitler” salute, recently marched...

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A Sacred Right of Teachers

Aug 29, 2019 by

Four months after being removed from his leadership position for tampering with teacher-given student grades without their prior...

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Eye in the Classroom Sky

Aug 28, 2019 by

The Florida Department of Education is playing with fire while walking a tightrope.  They say they just want to be safe. They...

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Bias Training

Aug 28, 2019 by

The Department of Education’s mandated “bias training” could be the “third rail” of education...

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Pograms on the College Quad an...

Aug 27, 2019 by

Betsy DeVos, the improbable and should have been impossible but nonetheless Senate-confirmed ( by the vice-president’s...

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Fraud: Paltry and Non-Actionab...

Aug 23, 2019 by

For undisclosed reasons, the Department of Education recently removed the probationary principal of a high school from his...

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First Amendment as Government&...

Aug 5, 2019 by

“When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment...

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Be A Responsible Worker: Don&#...

Aug 2, 2019 by

Teachers suffering, for example,  from cancer whose survival depends on treatment extending beyond the ten days ‘sick...

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First Amendment: Weaponized or...

Jul 31, 2019 by

“When public employees make statements pursuant to their official duties, they are not speaking as citizens for First Amendment...

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Regents Exams: Pull the Plug?

Jul 30, 2019 by

Why do people who know better often consent to being fooled?   Who is kidding whom? By and large, graduating high school...

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School Custodians

Jul 24, 2019 by

School custodians historically have either gotten a bad rap or are underestimated and taken for granted. Sometimes even the...

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Heatstroke and Learning Joys

Jul 22, 2019 by

“Thank you, Nature, for sparing us embarrassment by not putting us to the test!” That could be the Department of...

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STEM OR STEAM?

Jul 17, 2019 by

School systems across our country are scrambling to play “catch up” with the stress on science, technology, engineering...

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