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When I introduced myself as a New York City teacher to Mayor de Blasio at Sylvia’s on Martin Luther King Day, the first statement he made was, “Thank you for your service.”
I have a problem with the universal pre-K that the mayor is proposing.
Your War on Truth article “The distortion machine” [Feb. 6] is correct, but it was a big mistake referring to Michelle Rhee as a “reformer.” She is an anti-reformer!
I taught math at DeWitt Clinton HS in the Bronx from 2003 to 2006 and then taught in Virginia after moving back to be closer to family. This is my first year as an assistant principal at a high school in Chesapeake, Va.
Instead of taking responsibility, the New Jersey governor did his usual thing.
I have nothing against the charter school idea — but all schools must be treated equally in terms of space, supplies and funding.
The road to the Common Core has many paths for students to choose.
I have been put at a loss by our Delegate Assembly’s recent vote to replace the honored word “teacher” with the word “member” “whenever possible.”
While searching through the entire edition of Jan. 16 New York Teacher, it was disappointing to be unable to find one story relating to secretaries or secretarial issues.
Concerning the New York Teacher editorial about Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña bringing “joy” back to the classroom, we certainly need to go back to the human side of education where education, happiness and self-esteem are the goals, not numbers, test scores and compliance.
The amount of time that the alternate assessment for severely disabled students takes away from teaching has been an issue since the test came out, although this year’s changes were the most ridiculous to date.
The recent disability fraud scam involving more than 100 former cops, firefighters and others is a disgrace. It was an insult to the many first responders to ground zero on 9/11 who legitimately deserve to receive their disability benefits after becoming ill from working at the site.
The current climate is to close the library and get rid of the librarian.
The following letter was sent to Z100 radio station after the writer heard an anti-teachers union commercial on Jan. 8 sponsored by the anti-labor group Union Facts.
This is exciting and wonderful news! A true educator can only do what is right for all of our students and teachers. Best of luck to Chancellor Fariña!
Having worked on one of Carmen Fariña’s district subcommittees during the 2003–04 school year, I recall that she was very fair.
I’m glad Mayor de Blasio talked Carmen Fariña into the job.
The problem with the DOE’s special ed reform is that they are getting rid of self-contained classes under the guise of a least-restrictive environment.
Letters | December 19, 2013 >>
A story in Courier Life’s Brooklyn Daily [“Parents, kids: City plan will destroy our school,” Oct. 25] is so true that we are taking away the magic from education.