Let educators create great public charter schools. Give families the power to choose these schools. It is only by handing power back to educators and families that our nation will ever achieve academic greatness.
Americans are more generally accepting of these higher degrees of income and wealth inequality because of their staunch faith that American society is more of a meritocracy than other countries. This faith is woefully undermined by the data.
A runaway gelding in Savannah and Liam Neeson's New York Times op-ed defending carriage tours in Manhattan has added fuel to the debate over the carri...
For some farmers and gardeners, particularly those in low-income neighborhoods, urban agriculture is a means to a more ambitious end: an attack on racial, gender and class disparities and political disempowerment.
As any New Yorker can tell you, our subway system is not just a means of transportation but a democratic lifeline that connects every part of the city -- rich and poor, east and west, professionals and students, hipster and inner-city -- closely with each other.
The nation's for-profit credit reporting companies, which developed credit reports as a tool for lenders, have sought new markets for their product and aggressively marketed them to employers -- evidence be damned.
You'd think that that public television would support public education, but you'd be wrong. The Public Broadcasting System (PBS) has gotten in bed with the billionaires and conservatives who want to privatize our public schools.
The idea of destroying the livelihoods of 500 humans and horses just to add more traffic to Central Park in 2014 is outdated, backwards and so last century.
Many charters, including those not-for-profits operated by leading de Blasio critics, are about making money for top executives. Educating children, when it actually happens, is at best a by-product.
Universal free and healthy lunch will eliminate the poverty stigma, helping kids to opt for the school lunch rather than foregoing the meal entirely or eating processed unhealthy snack foods as they do now.
Don't be the guy or girl who's perpetually late. Your reputation depends on it. Know any of these folks at work? I bet you do.
It's clear that we need more truly affordable housing. One way to get it is to build it, but real-estate interests are powerful, and the city makes it all too easy for developers to tear down existing, rent-stabilized buildings to build glass-covered luxury condo towers.
The final budget deal includes $300 million for pre-K in New York City. It's all great unless you happen to live outside the city. The budget reserves a mere $40 million for pre-K in the rest of the state, a drop in a very large bucket.
Public education is becoming big business as bankers, hedge fund managers and private equity investors are entering what they consider to be an "emerging market."
The impact of Bloomberg, Gates, Bush, and Obama policies on school segregation can be seen in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Since 2000, demographics in central Harlem have shifted dramatically.
This is a mere sideshow. Comparing schools -- charter vs. neighborhood public; suburban vs. urban; public vs. private -- is based on a fundamental misunderstanding of education in America.