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Why are homicide rates skyrocketing? Can Mayor Adams stem surging violent crime?

  Why are we killing each other? At the height of the crack epidemic (1990) there were 2262 homicides in New York City; in 2019 there were 295 homicides.  From Dinkins to Giuliani to Bloomberg to de Blasio, from “broken windows” to “stop and frisk” to a “tale of two cities” the homicide rates continuedContinue reading “Why are homicide rates skyrocketing? Can Mayor Adams stem surging violent crime?”

Should New York State Change Graduations Measures?  (Meaning: the courses and student assessments)

The Board of Regents and the State Education Department have undertaken a thoughtful and inclusive review of the State high school graduation measures. Our ultimate goal is to explore what it means to obtain a diploma in New York State and what that diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for all studentsContinue reading “Should New York State Change Graduations Measures?  (Meaning: the courses and student assessments)”

How are Chancellor Banks and his team planning to change the Department of Education?

A disastrous week one!! Mayor Adams was determined; schools were going to open on Monday, January 3rd. Appeals to delay the opening for a few days cast aside – testing and tracing were in place, the pre-holiday bumps in the previous de Blasio administration resolved. Nope Student attendance was well below normal and staff attendanceContinue reading “How are Chancellor Banks and his team planning to change the Department of Education?”

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