Comments: Thursday, March 7, 2019

  • Differing views on immigrants March 7, 2019

    Regarding James J. D’Amico’s letter “Country’s benefits ‘reserved for legal citizens’” [Feb. 7], I am sorry he is unaware that undocumented immigrants are guaranteed the right to attend public school according to the U.S. Supreme Court (Plyler v. Doe, 1982).

  • Medicare needs ability to negotiate drug prices March 7, 2019

    The drug industry is making the largest profits it ever has made because Medicare does not have the right to negotiate prices.

  • UFT has moved too far left March 7, 2019

    Ed Greenspan was right to take the leadership of the UFT to task for its endorsement of Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, who “came out fiercely against Israel” [Comments: “Backed the wrong candidate,” Feb. 7].

  • Test scores in evaluations March 7, 2019

    Standardized testing [“Lawmakers vote to cut tie between state test scores and teacher ratings,” Feb. 7] needs to be part of the whole picture when evaluating individual student growth, but it needs to be a small part of the puzzle that values growth versus proficiency for every student struggling to advance.

  • In and out of the loop March 7, 2019

    I agree with the Learning Curve column [Feb. 7] 100 percent.

  • A worthy goal March 7, 2019

    Regarding the Chapter Leader Shoutout [Feb. 7] about Deborah Navarro, who has built a “union proud, union strong” chapter at PS 226 in Brooklyn based on what she calls “true collaboration” with her principal: Reaching the goal of a workplace where no one feels intimidated is awesome.

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