OPINION: Is Opting Out a Cop Out?

Brooklyn Boro
I’ve been reading lately about parents who are keeping their kids out of public school testing this week. They are “opting out” of the new higher standards that New York schools have adopted as part of an effort to increase the low number of kids who graduate high school prepared for college. … Full Article

OPINION: Reflections on Jackie Robinson Day

What day is April 15? Most people, would say that April 15 is Income Tax Day, when state and federal income taxes are due. April 15, however, is also Jackie Robinson Day, the anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s 1947 debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers.  … Full Article

OPINION: Teacher evaluations under NYS Common Core standards

"Parents can now exhale, students can now exhale, the test scores don't count," Gov. Andrew Cuomo proclaimed Tuesday regarding a provision in the state budget that will keep the results from this year's Common Core tests — which were given last week — off students' transcripts until 2018. … Full Article

OPINION: Mistakes make most robbers easy prey for cops

An article that appeared in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle this week with the headline, “Defendant Collected More Than $22,000 from Three Banks,” confirms what a police supervisor once told me about most street criminals: “Most criminals commit crimes on the spur of the  … Full Article

OPINION: Brooklyn needs the arts back in public schools

Brooklyn Boro
Our city is getting a failing grade when it comes to Arts Education. … Full Article

OPINION: Asthma is a serious problem, but what are the causes?

Brooklyn Boro
Asthma is costing New York's Medicaid system more than half a billion dollars a year, according to a report by the state Comptroller’s Office quoted in an Associated Press article posted on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle website. … Full Article

OPINION: Understand the Hasidim, even when you disagree with them

Brooklyn Boro
The Brooklyn Daily Eagle recently ran an article about a public park in the upstate Hasidic Jewish village of Kiryas Joel where women and girls were confined to a part o … Full Article

OPINION: It’s time for Congress to raise the minimum wage

New York City
It’s been more than four years since Congress last raised the federal minimum wage. Hard-working families are doing all they can to make ends meet during the worst economy of our lifetime – but through no fault of their own – feel like they are just slipping further behind.  … Full Article

OPINION: Assemblyman Colton: Reforms to Common Core will benefit our children and educators

New York City
Providing our children with a top-notch education is the most important step we can take in ensuring a promising, successful future for them. Unfortunately, the flawed implementation of Common Core is hurting efforts to educate our kids.
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