Category Archives: Education

Racism, Bigotry or Extreme Political Correctne


Perhaps one needs to be older to properly grasp the nuances of what is politically correct and what is racist or bigoted.  Vocabularies change over the years as do their connotations as the younger generations accept/promote different interpretations and meaning.

Like many, the recent few years have offered me several head scratching moments where I was left thinking, “how could they possibly believe that comment was racist or bigoted”.

My hat is off to a young lady at Columbia University who seemed to get a good grip on the situation and did a good job of articulating it.   I only hope she doesn’t get any blowback on her opinion.

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Filed under Diversity, Education, New York City, Politics

New York Mayor Fails Accounting 101

The Mayor’s crude attempt to change generally accepted accounting rules is an insult to the citizens of New York.

Even worse, is the lack of attention to the roll back of the additional student’s instructional time.  Mayor Bloomberg negotiated and paid the union for this additional time.   This now becomes teachers training time?  Please…we all know it will be teacher’s time off and the once again the children lose.

There are one million children who should have been represented at the union negotiations.  They weren’t and they lose!  It is a sad time for public education.

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Filed under Children, Education, New York City

Statehouse Trumps City Hall

Governor Cuomo came out yesterday with a strong endorsement of New York City charter schools. He was responding to a 10,000 plus demonstration of charter school parents and students and against the much smaller union organized rally.

Perhaps fairness will reign in this ongoing battle that appears to be union organizers and supporters vs. concerned parents and corporate funding for better education.

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Filed under Children, Education, Governance of the Government, New York City

Charter Schools Under Attack…

What conceivable reasons are there for charter schools in NYC to be attacked other than to protect the teacher’s union?

Many of us have followed the plight of NYC Charter Schools.  They are under a vicious attack with the intention of eliminating them entirely.  How, buy kicking them out of school buildings they currently share, reversing Bloomberg era decisions to place new ones, taking away a quarter of a billion of capital funds dedicated to them and any other way Mayor DeBlasio and his band of merry men and women who have just taken office can conjure up.

These charter schools have improved children’s lives, provided an education most were not receiving in the NYC public school system, and encouraged them to become outstanding members of the community.

I defy anyone to provide a logical and realistic reason as to why the mayor and his friends are taking this position other than to please the teacher’s union.  Why?  There simply isn’t any other reason.



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