Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.
There is an adage that goes, "once is an accident, twice is a trend." With regards to the cliff funding, that adage is being perpetrated.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.
It was nine days that shook Chicago, the 2012 teachers' strike changed the nation.
The kids of Chicago deserve better. They deserve a mayor who doesn't use them as political props.
The entire district is being dismantled and replaced by a for-profit system operated on behalf of the city by private corporations and charter schools; I'm so sickened.
The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.
When it comes to New York City's public schools, one thing is not in dispute: there are problems, a lot of them.
A new model of public education should offer lifetime schooling for everyone, including "screw-ups" and "drop-outs."