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Thanks to the medical professionals

In the same way we thanked our police, firefighters and EMS workers after 9/11, we are going to have to thank our doctors, nurses and medical personnel who are on the front line of this virus worldwide.

History lesson

Over the years I have seen, at teachers’ demonstrations, a sign saying, “You can’t have a Cadillac school system at Volkswagen prices.” I thought you might like to know where that saying came from.

Getting help for veterans

Retiree Michael Rothfeld produced five documentaries recounting the stories of veterans who served in World War II and the Korean, Vietnam and other wars.

Virtual learning observations

The coronavirus has made online learning a health necessity, but I’m sure that many see this as the future of education. Teachers are not expendable at this time.

Closing schools made sense

Remote learning is starting to really take hold now and I know we can do a lot of amazing things with the children.

Career goals change students’ motivation

There’s a certain seriousness and maturity in the manner in which such students approach their work that was often missing in traditional academia. When students see employment and financial possibilities as their goal, they are innately motivated. 

Never Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg cannot be elected president. 

In praise of school nurses

I enjoyed your profile of school nurse Zully Brons-Bailey.

A learning atmosphere

Healthy and positive relationships among students and between teachers is an essential component of improved academic performance. When students feel positive and optimistic about themselves and how they relate to others, better academic performance follows.

Election 2020 endorsements

Educators and our unions must be at the forefront of struggles for democracy and social justice. We are therefore disappointed that the proposal to discuss a resolution for a democratic process to choose our union’s 2020 presidential endorsement was voted down at the December Delegate Assembly.