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Small Business Saturday Is So Critical This Year

Covid-19 has been good to Amazon. Jeff Bezos got a lot richer. Our local stores and restaurants however have been suffering. As our city climbs out from this pandemic we need to get people back into stores and local establishments. And Small…

Racial obsessions make it impossible for NYC schools to treat parents, kids as people

This piece originally ran July 23, 2020. My belief is that schools should be focusing all of their resources and efforts on improving the education for all students. Slightly less than half of NYC students are grade level proficient in…

Preserve and Expand NYC’s Successful G&T Programs

This opinion piece first appeared in the Queens Chronicle, April 27, 2020 by Yiatin Chu, Chien Kwok and Maud Maron  One year ago the mayor’s School Diversity Advisory Group (SDAG) proposed to “discontinue the use of the Gifted & Talented…

Boys Need Test-Based Specialized High School Admissions

This opinion piece was first published in the New York Daily News on Apr 02, 2019 by Maud Maron and Cressida Connolly Mayor de Blasio’s plan to eliminate the Specialized High Schools Admissions test will hurt boys. Models project that if…