What freedom do teachers have in assigning work?


An Albany, NY teacher should be ashamed for assigning an essay putting students in the shoes of Nazis. Last week, an unnamed English teacher at Albany High School in New York was put on leave by the school district after giving out a rather unsettling prompt for a persuasive essay. According to USA Today, the […]

Dim Sum Crawl


Imagine it’s 11 a.m. and you’re walking through Chinatown: All around you, a host of men and women push metal carts loaded with all sorts of culinary curiosities. You can’t see some of the food held in metal containers, but their smells waft through the room as cart after cart passes by your table. Eventually, […]

Fee for 9/11 memorial necessary


For many, two dollars might seem like a trifling amount — or at least nothing to argue over. But in the case of the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center in New York City, it’s a different story. The memorial foundation’s recent announcement that a temporary two-dollar service fee for […]