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  •  This validates the "Won't Back Down" worldview ? (0+ / 0-)

    I'm not saying bad things don't happen in schools. They do.

    What I question is whether takeover by a handful of motivated parents with specific grievances is the cure for what ails the schools.

    Remember " Local School Boards"   in the 5 Boroughs ?

    And I'm also  aware that the trend of opinion among Newsday readers (and editorial board) is that teachers (and other municipal employees, especially cops  are over paid, unaccountable, lazy  self-serving UNION slackers.

    And their answer is, of course, to make teachers into employees at will,  with across-the-board pay cuts and pensions equivalent to what is provided by the private sector.

    It may not make for better schools or police departments, but it'll at least look like a good faith effort at keeping the property taxes where they should be.

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