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STAT! Pay EMTs what they deserve

What's the loudest sound in New York City? It's the bang for the buck we get from our EMTs. Their value is stupendously high but their salaries are appallingly low. The budgetary hyenas chatter about …

The Ancient Mariner's contract

The Staten Island ferry workers labor dispute, which has been under-reported, could easily be cured by a simple device: a time machine. Roll back the calendar to 2009, revert to that year's costs of …

Loyalty oaths

According to thermodynamics, energy cannot be changed or destroyed. It changes states. Does this law of nature apply also to the loyalty oaths required of teachers?  Periods elapse when …

Teflon principals

Let sleeping dogs lie. Unless they're rabid and replicating. This applies to rogue school principals too. The Department of Education has a rock collection. Hiding under each specimen is a …

The Charter School Propaganda War

There's no rest for the insufferable. They don't take holidays.It's midway through the summer, but there's no time off for those who see it as their sacred mission to profane our public …

Don't compare apples and oranges.That's what people say who don't want you to notice that their fruit grove is planted in enriched fertile soil that gives them an advantage in life. Fruit envy. Class …

A Republican prosecutor I can support

Every now and then, I have to step back and realize that not all DAs are created equal.  I also have to recognize that political reality is such that my point of view and that of the left …

It's early June, 1944. D-Day is about to be launched on the beaches of Normandy. The liberation of Europe would be the prize. General Dwight Eisenhower is in charge. He bears a heavy weight upon his …

Eulogy for a just society: 1932-2022

For a historically brief period brought about to some degree by the worst economic depression in U.S. history, there was a burst of progress in the economic and social life of the American …

A summertime syllabus

Hey, it's summer!  Tell the students in your life not to sweat the small stuff, such as saving the planet.Put the dysfunctions of the school system on the back burner of your consciousness.

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