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ARCHIVES : EDITORIALS : 2005-2011

GUEST EDITORIAL - JUNE 2009

JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2011

GUEST EDITORIAL
New Chancellor Must Halt the Dropout Rate
By Howard Dodson
Contrary to popular opinion, continuing to raise the test scores in the public school system is not the biggest challenge facing the new chancellor of New York City’s public schools....READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL
The Future of New York City Schools is in Good Hands
By Mayor Michael Bloomberg
New York City’s new schools chancellor, Cathie Black, is taking over a school system that has undergone dramatic improvement....READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL
Good Teacher Training Equals Heightened Student Learning
By Sandra Priest Rose
Classroom teachers are being penalized for their students’ poor test scores....READ MORE

Letters to the Editor - Jan/Feb 2011
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JUNE 2009

GUEST EDITORIAL
Addressing the Lack of Parent Access in Our School System
By William C. Thompson, Jr.
Parents are essential stakeholders in our public education system....READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL - FEBRUARY 2008

Guest Editorial
School Meal Lines Shouldn’t Be Trash Lines
By State Senator Liz Krueger
A lot of unnecessary waste works its way through our school system on a daily basis, particularly at breakfast and lunchtime....MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL - OCTOBER 2005

The Fertile Crescent for Fertile Minds
By Sandra Priest Rose
We face the new school year, teachers and children alike, with high hopes for a productive year.  Our job as educators is to make it an exciting one, full of new discoveries. READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL - SEPTEMBER 2005

The Decade of Science at CUNY
By CUNY Chancellor, Matthew Goldstein
In his 2005 book, The World Is Flat, Thomas Friedman called “the steady erosion of America’s scientific and engineering base” a “quiet crisis.” Indeed, since 1990, U.S. bachelor’s degrees in engineering have dropped by eight percent and degrees in math by 20 percent...
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EDITORIAL - AUGUST 2005

Dead Souls
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
Though we are living through the dog days of August, we are on the brink of a new school year. I go back in time to school days past, before my life as a college professor and newspaper publisher: my experiences as a home instruction teacher, special education teacher, hospital teacher and regular education teacher spanning grades two through twelve. READ MORE

EDITORIAL - JULY 2005

I Touch the Future; I Teach
By Pola Rosen, Ed.D.
The words in the title are those of Christa McAuliffe, the imaginative and daring teacher who went up in a space shuttle that plunged to earth in a ball of flame. Those words inspired me to think of a way to honor outstanding teachers in New York City who are influencing the next generation of students. READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL - JUNE 2005

Is Corporal Punishment Alive and Legal?
By Martha McCarthy, Ph.D.
The use of corporal punishment in public schools attracts strong supporters and even stronger critics—few people are neutral. Surprisingly, the United States stands almost alone among industrialized nations in allowing corporal punishment in public education. READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL - APRIL 2005

The Education Shibboleth:
Each Child Must be Taught Differently
By Sandra Priest Rose
The commonplace idea uttered by most professors in schools of education is that each child must be taught differently. Twenty-six children in a classroom, twenty-six lesson plans and strategies for teaching. READ MORE

GUEST EDITORIAL - FEBRUARY 2005

Africa Revisited: A Teacher’s Journey
By Phyllis C. Murray
“History is not everything” John Henrik Clarke once wrote, “but it is the starting point. History is a clock that people use to tell their time of day. It is a compass they use to find themselves on the map of human geography. It tells them where they are, but more importantly, what they must be.” READ MORE

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