With An MOU with NYPD- What Are Public School Students to Understand?

  MOU: Memorandum of Understanding In the NYC Public Schools system, there is an MOU-memorandum of understanding, in place between themselves and the NYPD. Essentially, it says tat the police are welcomed on our school campus grounds in order to ensure and enforce safety. PROBLEM: The NYC public schools are largely urban with lower income […]

Why Family Courts Should Apply The Equality Principle[EP] to Custody Disputes

In some custody disputes parents are equally fit, other factors are not decisive, shared custody is ruled out, and the parental conflict is the only threat to children’s well‐being. There are no systematic principles to resolve these disputes. To fill this gap, introduce the Equality Principle[EP]. This principle may improve children’s well‐being, parental behavior, court efficiency, […]

School Funding: Where is the Money Going?

  In typical k-12 public school settings, the current national average student enrollment is around 503 in 2018-19 school year. That’s at least 500 parents and caregivers and that is a big number. School reform, turnaround and improvement is the objective for practically every urban and rural public school in the U.S. Particularly important in […]

Trauma-Informed Parenting-Part 1[Understanding Trauma]

When a little child falls from the swingset in the backyard or playground, it can be a traumatic experience. As parents, what’s our immediate response? We run to the child, pick him or her up, take the child into our arms, and either kiss the ‘boo-boo’ or just soothe that child with words and hugs. […]