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February 7, 2019

Finding ‘fake news’ not that easy

Critical thinking is the cornerstone of education. That is axiomatic. Enshrining this principle of critical thinking in teaching is the theme of Patrick Sprinkle’s Teacher to Teacher article headlined “Is it fake news?” [Dec. 6].

January 3, 2019

What will the governor do?
In the Dec. 6 issue, the New York Teacher rightfully celebrated the results of the 2018 election.
Gun laws and teachers’ political influence

There are certain guns that people should not have access to, and there are certain people who should not have access to any guns.

Deserving endorsements

As a member of the UFT Delegate Assembly since 1988, I read fellow retiree Martin Boxer’s critique of the UFT endorsement policy [Comments, Dec. 6] with utter disbelief.

December 6, 2018

Fact-based knowledge
Some years back I showed students Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” and a few parents complained that students were being exposed to propaganda and political bias.
Endorsements one-sided
After looking at the list of endorsements for the election, I began to realize that if Abe Lincoln were running he wouldn’t rate a UFT endorsement.
Golden was ‘bad for teachers and students’
Soon-to-be-former Sen. Marty Golden is bad for both teachers and students, as well as our schools!
Another horrible shooting
As a child of the 1960s, the anti-war Woodstock generation, I am crushed and saddened by the hate and gun violence in our country, the latest atrocity being the shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh.
Cautious praise for District 15 diversity pilot

The District 15 diversity pilot approved by the mayor and the chancellor in September is a valiant project! I do have some questions though:

November 1, 2018

Thankful for the union

To the people who think New York State is literally the worst, well, it does have its flaws for teachers, but we don’t have nearly as many issues as our colleagues around the nation.

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