The Blackboard Jungle

It is good to return from my enforced hiatus. Alas, the pause was not voluntary but health related. I am happy though to report I am on the mend and feeling better with each passing day.

Now I have not been completely idle. I have begun to contribute my two cents, when I believe I can add to the debate, in the readers’ comments of various articles appearing in the New York Times. Today I have been quite active commenting on the piece, Cuomo Fights Rating System in Which Few Teachers are Bad.   My observations, comments and rebuttals can be found below in order of appearance under the pseudonym, my muse clio.

I strongly urge one-and-all to read the piece and provide your insights. Education reform is too critical to be left solely to teachers, bureaucrats and union officials.

This is my first shot across the bow.

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Another shot to challenge the union cant.

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Some thoughts on the challenge of breaking lock the teachers’ union on reform.

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And, last of all.

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The full text of my comment follows.

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