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!!"
America is Great Again… Not Really! April 19, 2017 Joseph Batory, a retired superintendent in Pennsylvania, told me that he has tried everything to distract him from the events taking place in the nation: Walking in the woods, cutting down news consumption, exercise, mood music. It hasn’t worked. So he has finally given […]Read more "From the national blog of NYU professor Diane Ravitch"
How the Art Museum area became the designated site for numerous “circus atmosphere” events is one of the great mysteries of Philadelphia. What a terrible misuse of Philadelphia’s artistic and cultural centerpiece! The Art Museum area stands on its own merits. Its museums and green environment are world class. There is no “rhyme or […]Read more "The Desecration of the Art Museum Art Area"
Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County Daily Times By Joseph Batory, Times Guest Columnist 08/05/15 It’s a story that most of us know nothing about. There was actually an army from Poland along with the allied armies of the USA, England, France and Canada in the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944, which marked […]Read more "Remembering the Polish Heroism of World War II"
Reprinted with permission of the Delaware County Daily Times Published March 17, 2017 By Joseph P. Batory, Times Guest Columnist Many historians attribute the fall of the Roman Empire to deteriorating governmental leadership in the form of political corruption and self-serving practices in Rome which eventually pervaded and ultimately doomed the 500 year old Roman […]Read more "Money Corrupting American Politics"
Published in the Center City Citizen Review Philadelphia PA March 2017 By Joseph Batory The betrayal of Pennsylvania public schools by the State legislature began in the early 1990’s when Pennsylvania government consciously destroyed its Equalized Subsidy for Basic Education (ESBE) formula. That method of State funding had been successfully used to bridge the wide […]Read more "The Betrayal of Pennsylvania’s Public Schools"