Invented Reality

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has incredibly defined the January 6 seditious mob attack on the Capitol as “legitimate political discourse.” Invented Reality: Nazi demagogue, Hermann Göring, bragged in prison after the WW II about how easy it was to control the naïve public: To get the people in line, just tell them they are […]

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Will Justice Be Served???

Published in The Philadelphia Inquirer February 21, 2022 By Joseph Batory The current Commonwealth court case re public education funding has finally given Pennsylvania’s schools and the children they serve their day in court. But will justice prevail?  The evidence of the need to improve Pennsylvania fair share of public education funding is overwhelming.  For […]

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Mentoring Matters Greatly!!!!

Published in the School Administrator Magazine…The official voice of the American Association of School Administrators January, 2022 By Joseph Batory When I finished high school in June of 1960, I saw three future choices:  One was to attend Philadelphia’s La Salle College (not then a university), which had accepted me for admission beginning in September; […]

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The lessons of a father!

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 […]

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Why I Believe in Angels!

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 […]

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