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DOEUFTDOEUFTDOEUFT=WTF

DOEUFTDOEUFTDOEUFT isn’t some strange Dutch word or the name of a South African soccer player. It’s a nonsense word that I think perfectly sums up the state of public school education in NYC:¬† an indecipherable¬†log-jammed system. Here’s the latest WTF moment from the annals of New York education: The first day of school for the 2010 school year is set for Wednesday, Sept 8.¬† But because Labor Day is late …

Seriously, He Banned Bake Sales. No, Really, He Did.

The other day on the playground, a mommy friend said, “did you hear? Bloomberg banned bake sales in the schools.”  I thought she was kidding–we’d beeen the PTA Co-Presidents last year, and bake sales had been an ongoing aggravation: when to schedule them, how to staff them, how to scan every donation for potentially lethal ingredients (nuts! sesame seeds! wheat!), how to make sure that all the kids got a …