Published in the Center City Concerned Citizens Review March 2022 By Joseph Batory The current school funding trial in Pennsylvania is based in the allegation that Pennsylvania’s share of public education funding for many years has violated the Pennsylvania Constitution. The lawsuit states that Pennsylvania students have been denied an equal opportunity to receive an […]Read more "What is Pennsylvania’s School Funding Trial About!"
No one should be surprised at the latest evil perpetrated by Donald Trump’s good friend, Vladimir Putin. Below is what I wrote about this Russian dictator in 2020. Published in the Delaware County Daily Times Friday, March 13, 2020 By Joseph Batory The history of Russia has been dominated by totalitarian leaders who have […]Read more "The Ugly Reality of Russia’s Vladimir Putin"
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 […]Read more "Invented Reality"
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 […]Read more "Will Justice Be Served???"
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; […]Read more "Mentoring Matters Greatly!!!!"
Published in the Delaware County (PA) Daily Times Thursday, June 3, 2021 By Joseph Batory Pennsylvania has not provided its fair share of funding for public education for many years. And Pennsylvania’s day in court is fast approaching. This much anticipated lawsuit is now tentatively scheduled for September 9 in Commonwealth Court. The Education Law […]Read more "Pennsylvania’s Schools Deserve Better!!"
In 1988, as a relatively new superintendent of schools in the Upper Darby School District who remembered all too well his days of growing up poor in Philadelphia, Joseph Batory decided to make a positive difference each year for a worthy graduate of Upper Darby High School. He initiated his own personally funded scholarship that […]Read more "Joseph Batory Scholarship Awarded for the 33rd Consecutive Year!!!"
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!"