Today’s New York Times’ editorial, The Road Map to School Peace, is remarkable in its forthright rebuke of Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to conclude contract negotiations with the UFT. And the fact that such an admonishment appeared on the editorial pages of the Times is as significant as the statement itself.
If anyone doubted the significance of the Times editorial, or that City Hall and Tweed took immediate notice, the fact that they had their minions at the New York Post rush a contrary editorial into print the very next day should dispel such reservations.
With the many thousands of English teachers in New York City, there must be one willing to sacrifice for the greater rhetorical good of the ‘Big Apple’: who will volunteer to teach a rather young and poorly educated Post editorial writer [too many workshop lessons?] that there are other tropes in the English language beside hyperbole?