Joy Resmovits


David Coleman, the Most Influential Education Figure You've Never Heard Of

By Joy Resmovits

David Coleman, the Most Influential Education Figure You've Never Heard Of
David Coleman, president of the College Board, is at the center of this nation’s fierce curriculum wars. So how come you’ve never heard of him?Read More


Learning Her Mother's Legacy

By Joy Resmovits

In September 1909, Clara Lemlich, a young woman from Ukraine, stood up in front of a crowded auditorium in New York City’s Cooper Union. After listening to lengthy speeches by union leaders who urged caution, Lemlich said that the poor pay and unsafe working conditions could go on no longer, and she called for a strike. Her words inspired the Uprising of the 20,000, a walkout that halted work in many of New York City’s garment factories.Read More


Triangle Fire Victims’ Families Gather To Affirm Ongoing Legacy

By Joy Resmovits

Triangle Fire Victims’ Families Gather To Affirm Ongoing Legacy
It was a family reunion of sorts — just 100 years after the fact. As soon as the march and speeches were over, and the names of all 146 victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire had been read aloud, family members of those who died and those who survived the March 25, 1911, blaze headed to a restaurant to break bread together, courtesy of the Triangle Families Association.Read More


New Book and New Guilty Plea Cast Syrian Jewish Community Back in Spotlight

By Joy Resmovits

A prominent Syrian rabbi’s recent guilty plea and a new tell-all book that probes the underside of his insular community appear likely to confront Syrian Jews once more with a scandal that just won’t go away.Read More


Thousands Mark Fire’s Centennial at Triangle Site

By Joy Resmovits

U. S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said she did not hesitate a minute when she was asked last year to be a keynote speaker at today’s 100th anniversary commemoration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.Read More



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