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As a retired teacher, I am appalled by charter schools’ derogatory television ads.
[Eva Moskowitz reprimanded a Success Academy principal who created a “Got to Go” list of students that the school wanted out, but allowed him to keep his job after his actions were reported by The New York Times,]
Regarding the Research Shows column [“Teacher demos best for math instruction,” Nov. 5], I taught junior high school English and reading.
Every academic or pedagogical conversation that I come across these days always seems to emphasize STEM (science, technology, engineering and math).
Comments | November 25, 2015 >>
In the article “Art is everywhere” [Nov. 5], Ceclia Chong says that she was invited to “curate a show of art teachers who have a full career as an artist as well — not just work on the side.”
As members of a most powerful union and, more important, as teachers we should be for all children — public, charter and parochial school students — of all faiths.
The responsibility for educating a child is in the hands of the teacher. And once the teachers roll up their sleeves, the process begins with commitment, dedication, care and concern.
It is unfortunate that those teaching today have no easy way of finding out what teaching in the New York City public schools was like before we had a union.
My son was suspended from his charter school six times last year.
The Families for Excellent Schools TV ad is racist.
Now that the State Education Department has decided to end its relationship with Pearson, the money saved could go a long way to helping students learn.
More needs to be done to educate new teachers on the need for unions.
It is illogical to believe that teachers can’t be removed because of tenure.
Comments | September 8, 2015 >>
Regarding “Less is more when it comes to homework” [Research Shows, July 10]: I never assign homework that must be completed in one night or that is not enriching in nature.
Comments | September 8, 2015 >>
As charters pull more and more students from public schools, our public school funding is getting lower and lower.
Comments | July 10, 2015 >>
Marie Jane Faderan’s pragmatic plan to become a doctor may be DOA, a casualty of her newly discovered passion for painting.
Many years ago UFT Treasurer Mel Aaronson [who has retired from the board of the Teachers’ Retirement System] helped me with a situation that no one else in the retirement office could. What I was struggling with for months, he solved in a week! What a kind gentleman!
I think it is on purpose the exams are hard. It keeps the test prep companies continuing to purchase test prep materials. It keeps the textbook companies in business and, of course, the test makers going as well. It’s a vicious cycle for us, the educators.
My school was invaded by Green Dot Charter School — first the fourth floor, then third floor, then the auditorium where they gave rousing speeches, then they took the teachers’ lounge for a yoga studio so the teachers can eat in the stockroom with a table for the entire school staff. There is absolutely no upside to co-location for the public schools. None.