Archive for May 27th, 2005

27th May
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, May 27, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

It should come as good news to Rep. Anthony Weiner that service in the U.S. House of Representatives is, historically, one of the most effective routes to the top job in City Hall.
Not that the ground isn’t littered with members of Congress who have failed to become mayor — it is. The names of Bella Abzug, Mario Biaggi, James Scheuer, and Herman Badillo come to mind. But for at least three others, all of whom were mayors of some note, the road to City Hall went right through the Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
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27th May
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, May 27, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

There is an ugly situation developing at the Bronx High School of Science, my alma mater, the once flagship school of a public education system that was the envy of the nation. The majority of the Bronx Science faculty is in open revolt, the principal is being publicly ridiculed, and the education of the students and the school’s reputation are being undermined by the imposition of questionable educational theories.
As an alumnus, I have long been distressed that Bronx Science has taken a secondary position among New York City high schools to Stuyvesant. Part of this change in fortune has to do with location. Stuyvesant sits on the Lower Manhattan waterfront in a shiny building of recent vintage. Bronx Science is located in a remote section of the Bronx in a structure that was state-of-the-art back in the 1960s, when I roamed the halls.Today it looks frayed.
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