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New York City Council Members Want a $36,000 Raise, So They Vote and Give Themselves The Money
That is an easy way to scam the public. Good job, City Council! Betsy Combier Editor, National Public Voice Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Crain's Business EDITORIAL Council's tortured pay-raise saga shows members still don't get it FEBRUARY 5, 2016 ...
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Robert M. Wachter: How Measurement Fails Doctors and Teachers
By ROBERT M. WACHTER, New York Times, JAN. 16, 2016 LINK TWO of our most vital industries, health care and education, have become increasingly subjected to metrics and measurements. Of course, we need to hold professionals accountable. But the focus on numb...
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John Whitehead on A Culture of Fear in America
From Sibel Edmonds' blog Boiling Frog Post Sibel Edmonds A Culture of Fear & the Epigenetics of Terror JOHN W WHITEHEAD | DECEMBER 17, 2015 LINK Fear Makes People Stupid! - See more at: http://www.boilingfrogspost.com/2015/12/17/a-culture-of-fear-the-epigen...
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Ann Cronin: Hillary: A Presidential Candidate In Need Of An Education
Hillary is alienating educators with her allegiance to the Big Testers and political leaders who fund Education-as-a-Profit-making-Venture Corporations. Betsy Combier Ann Cronin Hillary Clinton Hillary: A Presidential Candidate In Need Of An Education JULY ...
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Nat Hentoff on Stories as First Amendment Teaching Tools
Nat Hentoff MAY/JUNE 2009 An Endangered Native Species: The First Amendment By  Nat Hentoff LINK Nat Hentoff  is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. Years ago, while writing a  New Yorker  profile of Supreme Court Justice William J. Brennan Jr., I asked ...
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Jay Matthews: The Outrageous Re-Assignment of Rafe Esquith, The Best Classroom Teacher in the Country
Jay Matthews shows the process of re-assigning teachers after what the administrators say is "misconduct" really is nothing more than an effort to get a senior teacher off the budget. Let's not forget that the LA School District settled a sexual harassment ...
Jay Matthews shows the process of re-assigning teachers after what the administrators say is "misconduct" really is nothing more than an effort to get a senior teacher off the budget. Let's not forget that the LA School Distr...
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JOSEPH MARGULIES: Criminal Justice Must Be Organized Around Dignity, Community, and Equality
Reform and the Failure of Imagination LINK 0 in Share These are peculiar times. On the one hand, uttering the words, “criminal justice reform” is an invitation to what a friend once described as a state of heated agreement. As I have often described, and as...
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Ross Douthat: The Bill Clinton Question
Ross Douthat The Bill Clinton Question What matters about Bill Clinton’s sexual past is what we still don’t know about it. IN 2014 Matt Bai published a book called “All the Truth
Is Out,” a history of Gary Hart’s scandal-driven downfall that doubled as a
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wow! impressive!
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A Turkish couple shared their wedding day with 4,000 Syrian refugees last week, opting out of a flashy reception to instead dish out meals to those in need.
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Carol Burris on Using Test Scores and Common Core To Evaluate Teachers
Carol Burris     Principal’s last advice: Let’s move beyond the rhetoric and really question the Common Core Value-added scores are a sham metric. They give top teachers negative scores! Core Debate by Carol Burris, July 2, 2015 LINK Dear Jayne, I am writin...
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New York State Education Law 3020-a Procedures
New York State Education Law Section 3020-a Disciplinary procedures and penalties. 1.       Filing of charges. All charges against a person
enjoying the benefits of tenure as provided in subdivision three of section one thousand one hundred two, and section...
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Joe Nocera: How To Grade a Teacher
Joe Nocera JUNE 16, 2015 LINK This is the second column I’ve written about Deborah Loewenberg Ball , the dean of the University of Michigan School of Education. Ball believes the training that teachers get while they are in school needs to be drastically im...
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started the first money-making video program on New York City in 1976 with CUE magazine and ABC TV; moved to Cairo Egypt to set up solar-powered video as a tool in re-directing development funding from international agencies into the rural villages of Egypt's Nile Delta area, 1979-83, started Theater Kids, Inc in 1994, and began as Editor of website Parentadvocates.org in 2002. Now writes, edits, and assists Attorneys as a paralegal. Worked for the UFT 2007-2010; started the blog NYC Rubber Room Reporter on December 27 2008. Mom to 4 daughters, Sari, Healani, Elise, and Marielle; mom to a blind white lab pup called "Rusty"
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advocate, paralegal, reporter, journalist
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    freelance reporter/paralegal/compliance maanager, present
  • United Federation of Teachers; Parentadvocates.org
    advocate, paralegal, reporter, journalist, 2011
  • Sheinkopf Communications; Memorex Corp., ABC TV, DDB Needham
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