Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County Daily Times By Joseph Batory, Times Columnist 09/07/17 More than 400 years ago in France, a Catholic priest, Jean Baptiste de La Salle, was appalled that education was only for the aristocrats. So Jean Baptiste de La Salle founded the Christian Brothers, dedicated to quality teaching for all […]Read more "The Lasallian Legacy"
Published by the American Association of School Administrators By Joseph P. Batory (Recipient of the Lifetime Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of School Administrators) One of the first telephone calls I received after becoming the superintendent in Upper Darby, Pa., way back in 1984 was from Guido, the neighborhood South Philadelphia bookie […]Read more "A South Philly Philosophy of Leadership"
In each of the past 30 years, Joseph Batory has awarded scholarship assistance to a worthy and needy Upper Darby High School grad. From 1984 to 1999, Joe was the award-winning superintendent of schools in the very diversely populated Upper Darby School District. Upper Darby High School, one of the 14 schools in the […]Read more "Joseph Batory’s Scholarships"
Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County Daily Times Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist 08/03/17 In July of 2017, I made my fourth visit to the Omaha Beach invasion battleground in Normandy. As time has passed, what happened at Omaha Beach can easily be glossed over as just another World War II military victory. However, […]Read more "Epic bravery of US Troops on D-Day overcame failed military strategy"
Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County Daily Times By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist June 7, 2017 “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” (From The […]Read more "Hatred Has No Place in a Nation of Immigrants"
Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County’s Daily Newspaper By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist April 18, 2017 It was an “earth-shaking” moment in the Rotary world. In 1978, the Rotary Club of Duarte (California) “dared to admit women as members” in violation of the Rotary International Constitution. As a result, the Rotary Club of […]Read more "Celebrating 30 Years of Women in Rotary"
Published in the Center City Concerned Citizens Review April 2017 By Joseph Batory … charter schools provide convincing evidence that there are better ways to educate students….And yet, most traditional school districts either ignore or actively resist innovation…..Few public educators can imagine, let alone undertake, such dramatic change. It is hard to believe that the […]Read more "A Runaway Train To Nowhere!!"