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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Upper Darby’s Magical GALA!!!

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 […]

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Wigilia: The Polish Christmas Eve Tradition

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 […]

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Education in the Pandemic

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 […]

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Betrayal!!!!!!!

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 […]

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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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