A Good Deal For The City, And The Teachers

To The Editor: The new contract between the City and the UFT is a monumental achievement for all New Yorkers because it is a milestone of reconciliation between management and labor. People can argue the merits of its details, but what is indisputable is that the Bloomberg era of deliberate, almost sadistic impasse and union-busting […]

De Blasio Outlines Education Reforms

BY JACKIE STRAWBRIDGE Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio visited PS 69 in Jackson Heights on Monday to outline several major budgetary and teachers’ contract reforms, which he expects will transform public education in the City. De Blasio largely focused on investments in arts education in the Fiscal Year 2015 budget announced last week, as […]

Information Necessary

To The Editor: The Freedom of Information Law is an instrument of democracy and sometimes, therefore, a pain in the ass. And that’s the way it should be. Whether or not it is exercised in a particular situation depends on whose ass may be gored by public disclosure. The Department of Education availed itself of […]