Dear Neighbor, Happy first day of fall. The morning air is crisp, the leaves are changing but the city’s 1 million public school children are, for the most part, not back to school. Color us shocked.  Folks are confused as to wtf is going on in the nation’s largest school district. What happened? According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, it came down to a shortage of educators. To remedy that, the city will enlist 4,500 more teachers. Schools will pull from current Department of Education staff and substitute teachers, and work with CUNY to find graduate students and adjunct professors — as de Blasio … Continue reading