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The Legacy of the Committee of Ten

The Legacy of the Committee of Ten

In the United States, education is the responsibility of local not federal authority since before the constitution was ratified. National conversations about education were left to non-government organizations. In 1857 the National Teachers Association (NTA) was...

Part IV: Arbitration

Part IV: Arbitration

Inthis story I want to highlight the use of arbitration. I am no expert in this matter and I share below only based on my own experience. There is a reason that so many large corporate players make us sign fine print that binds us to arbitration. This saves our court...

Part II: Incompetence as a Strategy

Part II: Incompetence as a Strategy

One great overriding example how how adult professional bullying is “fuzzy around the corners” as I previously wrote is incompetence. Despite an operating budget of over $25 Billion, the NYCDOE administration is well known for simple incompetence regardless of who the...

Part I: Introduction

Part I: Introduction

Ina recent story I made mention of my wife and I fighting for my professional life against large counter-parties: the UFT ($180 Million) and NYCDOE ($25.6 Billion) banded together to revoke my principal license, without cause and against the expressed objection of my...

At Age 43, I Finally Learned How to Read

At Age 43, I Finally Learned How to Read

I am a high school principal in New York City. Well, kind of. But that’s not the point. The point is that after fifteen years in Education, I have known about the link between reading and writing because some of the best ELA teachers in NYC worked for me and they...