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The Case Against Solitary

May 29, 2014

  With about one percent of our adult population behind bars, far more per capita than any other country, the United States also leads the world in the use of solitary

Last Updated (Wednesday, May 28, 2014 10:49 PM)

 

What's So 'Progressive' About 1000 New Police

May 22, 2014

Representatives from the NYPD testify at the City Council (William Alatriste) The first showdown between Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, erstwhile progressive partners, has come over

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:26 AM)

 

New York's Uncovered Crisis

May 06, 2014

  Fellows in a city job-training program (nyc.gov) We all hear about how hard it is for young adults to get a decent job in New York City. Popular TV shows and

Last Updated (Tuesday, May 06, 2014 02:46 PM)

 

Philosophers or Bullies?

May 02, 2014

The author, Billy Easton (Times Union) The future of public education looks frightening under Governor Cuomo. The Governor has completely abandoned his obligation to adequately fund public schools—and this weekend, he will

Last Updated (Thursday, May 01, 2014 10:50 PM)

 

Restoring Sanity to Student Promotion Decisions

Apr 29, 2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña (@NYCTransition) Two weeks ago, Chancellor Fariña introduced a major education policy change. Students in grades 3-8 will be assessed for promotion by "the

 

De Blasio's Next Move on Charters

Apr 24, 2014

Mayor de Blasio reads to a pre-k class (nyc.gov) An analysis of the new State charter school siting law demonstrates that the City has the ability to decide, as a regular

Last Updated (Thursday, April 24, 2014 03:32 PM)

 

The Next 100 Days

Apr 18, 2014

(schools.nyc.gov) To be fair, as much as pundits and talking heads like to focus on an elected official's "first 100 days" in office, 100 days is not a very long time.

Last Updated (Friday, April 18, 2014 11:04 AM)

 

Park Equity Begins with a Better Public Budget

Apr 17, 2014

(NY4P.org) An early springtime sun was shining down on Seward Park as Mayor de Blasio introduced Mitchell Silver as New York City's next parks commissioner last month on the Lower East

Last Updated (Friday, April 18, 2014 10:16 AM)

 

Preliminary Budget Questions Remain

Apr 02, 2014

Council Member Helen Rosenthal (William Alitriste) I have always been fascinated by quantifying public policy and the very practical details of implementation. Diving into the details, one can learn if public

Last Updated (Friday, April 18, 2014 10:16 AM)