Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist April 18, 2017 It was an “earth-shaking” moment in the Rotary world. In 1978, the Rotary Club of Duarte (California) “dared to admit women as members” in violation of the Rotary International Constitution. As a result, the Rotary Club of […]Read more "Celebrating 30 Years of Women in Rotary"
Published in the Center City Concerned Citizens Review April 2017 By Joseph Batory … charter schools provide convincing evidence that there are better ways to educate students….And yet, most traditional school districts either ignore or actively resist innovation…..Few public educators can imagine, let alone undertake, such dramatic change. It is hard to believe that the […]Read more "A Runaway Train To Nowhere!!"
America is Great Again… Not Really! April 19, 2017 Joseph Batory, a retired superintendent in Pennsylvania, told me that he has tried everything to distract him from the events taking place in the nation: Walking in the woods, cutting down news consumption, exercise, mood music. It hasn’t worked. So he has finally given […]Read more "From the national blog of NYU professor Diane Ravitch"
How the Art Museum area became the designated site for numerous “circus atmosphere” events is one of the great mysteries of Philadelphia. What a terrible misuse of Philadelphia’s artistic and cultural centerpiece! The Art Museum area stands on its own merits. Its museums and green environment are world class. There is no “rhyme or […]Read more "The Desecration of the Art Museum Art Area"