A Teachable Moment

Former local teacher union pesident Morty Rosenfeld periodically attempts to make sense of the increasingly senseless world of public education.


Morty Rosenfeld has been a teacher for almost 40 years, a union officer for 28 years and a member of the boards of directors of the former NEA/New York and the now merged New York State United Teachers, NEA-AFT.  His TeacherTalk column is widely read and is available at www.pobct.org.


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  2. Comment by Morty on December 20, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Keep hope alive!

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  9. Comment by Susan Cohen on January 27, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Hello, Mortie.

    As one of your former students (1972), I appreciate reading these blog posts that ask readers to reconsider many of the recent failed educational policies, and to fight for changing them as well. I can hear your voice in each entry, for it has the same sense of urgency that I recall from when you asked us (10th grade students) to read a Whitman poem or to write a paper using both our intellect and our hearts. It’s good to know you’re still an advocate for teachers and students.

    Best, Susan Cohen (teaching college students since 1979)

  10. Comment by Morty on January 28, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Good to hear from you. Keep reading and join the battle to save public education.

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