It is only fair to acknowledge that our children are under greater pressure than we were, that competition is greater and their workload heavier. But the world has not changed so much that right and wrong do not have a line running between them.
At a time when everyone laments America's declining status as educator of its children, the resignation of Stuyvesant High School Principal Stanley Teitel is a dark day for all those who long for excellence in public education.
The message sent to the 12-year-olds on the field at Britt David Park in Columbus was that winning matters so much it is worth fighting over. I'm betting that is the same message that the 16-year-old cheating Stuyvesant students were sent over the years.
A new study reveals that the city's much-acclaimed crime declines over the past two decades may partially be the result of cooking the books. This merits investigation so New Yorkers can know the true crime statistics from their borough.
Where you stand on the declining numbers of African Americans at Stuyvesant depends on your answers to two questions. First, do you think the small number of black students is a problem? Second, what should we do about it?
Out the window, one of the towers collapsed and in its place a dust cloud rose. Suddenly being so close to what was happening no longer seemed "cool." It hit home that what we were witnessing was real.