Wanted: Middle School

We have to find a middle school for Liam. His lovely neighborhood school ends at 5th grade, so we have entered the “middle school search.” (Cue ominous music here) When the process started,¬† I thought, well, I’ve got a smart kid who “tests...

The Price of Public Education

Caleb’s school is having a fundraising drive. The PTA wants to get 85% of families to donate to its General Fund, which is used for everything you can imagine, short of paying teachers’ salaries. When I was PTA President at Liam’s school a few years...

DOEUFTDOEUFTDOEUFT=WTF

DOEUFTDOEUFTDOEUFT isn’t some strange Dutch word or the name of a South African soccer player. It’s a nonsense word that I think perfectly sums up the state of public school education in NYC:¬† an indecipherable¬†log-jammed system. Here’s the latest...