What Really Matters in the Upcoming 2020 Election

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 […]

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God bless the school superintendents who need more help than ever these days in dealing with the Covid 19 crisis

By Joseph Batory As the superintendent of schools in the Upper Darby School District, the largest school system in Delaware County located just west of Philadelphia for 15 years, I had oversight over 12 schools, more than 12,000 students, 1000 staff members, and an annual budget approaching $100 million. As a result, I have tremendous empathy […]

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Batory Scholarships

The Joseph P. Batory Scholarship has been awarded to Upper Darby High School graduates each year since 1988 1988: Autumn Carroll 1989: Phan Ong 1990: N.A. 1991: Dan Cherry, Joanne Begley (Tech) 1992: Jerome Cartmell, Kimberly Kehoe (Tech) 1993: Anthanasios Arsenlis 1994: Sophie Arsenlis 1995: William Ko, June Kalback (Tech) 1996: Rachel Shah 1997: Sandy […]

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The Republic in Trouble!!!!

Published in the Delaware County Daily Times May 6, 2020 By JOSEPH P. BATORY Too many Americans are relying for news these days on outrageous social media tweets and biased “television and radio talking heads” who repeatedly convey the messages of the politically powerful. And, much of this “planted information” is full of inaccuracies, fabrications […]

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About Widgets and Judging Schools!

By Joseph Batory. Published in the Delaware County Daily Times, April 25, 2020 US News and World Report has just issued its annual list of the best high schools in the USA.  Not surprisingly, high schools across America which either serve students from the upper classes and those which have academic entrance requirements filled out […]

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