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Entries by Michele Somerville from 04/2011

Why 8,000 Eighth-Grade NYC Students Don't Have High School Placements Yet

| Posted 04.04.2011 | Education

We don't need more "selective" or "elite" schools. We need good, safe, solid, diverse high schools for every young person in the system.

Christian Sacrifice and the Unholy Crusade to Defrock Roy Bourgeois

| Posted 04.05.2011 | Religion

What is Father Bourgeois' transgression? Did he travel the world with a pet altar boy in tow? No. He committed a truly grave sin. One the Vatican deems intolerable.

The New NYC Schools Chancellor Learned All He Needs to Know (to Fix the Schools) in Kindergarten

| Posted 04.11.2011 | Education

If the mayor permits Dennis Walcott to put to good use lessons he learned teaching kindergarten and as a black student in NYC schools, Walcott could wind up deserving an "A" in the class Cathie Black flunked.