Published by The Delaware County Daily Times The Daily Newspaper of Delaware County (PA) Thursday, April 22, 2021 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist My father died in 1980 without ever knowing that his son would become a Superintendent of Schools. I am sure that the very idea would have delighted him, but he never […]Read more "The lessons of a father!"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Friday, April 2, 2021 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist Audrey Hepburn owns a gigantic legacy among Hollywood actresses. Her accomplishments included what few in her profession have ever achieved: an Oscar, an Emmy, a Grammy, and a Tony. And she always “turned heads” with her special kind of […]Read more "Beyond Her Superb Acting Prowess…An Inspiration for All of Us"
Published in the Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper Monday, March 22, 2021 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist During my lengthy tenure as Upper Darby’s superintendent of schools (1984-1999), Teresa Furey, the legendary president of the Upper Darby School Board, often lifted my spirits by telling me to “always keep believing in angels.” In fact, I did […]Read more "Why I Believe in Angels!"
Published in the Delaware County (PA) Daily Times Monday, February 22, 2021 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist It is an ugly piece of USA history that had been buried in our history books, an era of racial discrimination for about 100 years after the Civil War until 1968. Restrictive laws and policies marginalized African Americans […]Read more "Blatant Discrimination Could Not Overcome Patriotism and Heroism"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Monday, January 25, 2021 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist During the 1990’s, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania began to underfund its fair share of public education as required by its own State Constitution. A 2020 analysis by Spotlight, an independent non-partisan newsroom, has revealed that over more than two […]Read more "Upper Darby’s Magical GALA!!!"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Friday, December 25, 2020 Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper Wigilia… The Polish Christmas Eve Tradition! By Joseph Batory Wesolych Swiat Bozego Narodzenia translates to “Merry Christmas” in Polish. During my lifetime, Polish Christmases have of course always been filled with piety and joy. But my most memorable experiences have […]Read more "Wigilia: The Polish Christmas Eve Tradition"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Tuesday, November 24, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist H.L. Menken said it best when he noted that “for every complex problem there is a simple solution…and it is usually wrong.” The pandemic in our nation has brought exceedingly difficult challenges to the task of educating our young […]Read more "Education in the Pandemic"
Published in Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper \ Monday, October 26, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Columnist The Individuals With Disabilities Act (IDEA) became law in 1975. Through this legislation, the United States Congress approved federal financial support of up to 40% of the costs of implementation of the appropriate special education services for all children with disabilities […]Read more "Betrayal!!!!!!!"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Monday, October 5, 2020 \ By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist Most people are not aware of what Rotary is or what it has been doing. So here is a bit of information: There are 1.2 million Rotary members in 34,000 Rotary Clubs in 200 countries. In addition, there […]Read more "Rotary: A Giant Force for Good in our World"
Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Saturday, September 5, 2020 By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist With the 2020 Presidential Election rapidly approaching, Americans need to steer away from personality worship, party loyalty, superficial sound bites, and meaningless slogans. There are serious issues confronting America and voters need to demand that the new president focus […]Read more "What Really Matters in the Upcoming 2020 Election"