Eric Cortes

How I Prepared Latino and Muslim ESL Students for the Trump Presidency

Here’s a suggestion: teach them.

  • Nov 14, 2016
  • 3:23 PM

How Bill de Blasio Can Be One-Termed

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, the avuncular Brooklynite who won the 2013 election on a combination of anti-Bloomberg sentiment, flawed opponents and shrewd campaigning (thanks in part to his son Dante’s lovely hairdo) is highly vulnerable. Before I give a point-by-point explanation of how de Blasio will be unseated, let me get a […]

  • Aug 23, 2015
  • 10:05 AM

The Fall of America’s Mayor: Race, Republicanism and Rudy

Here’s an actual assignment I give to students in my government classes: When you go home, ask if your parent what they think of former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. Write their response down and be prepared to discuss it in class tomorrow. Here’s what I tell the class that I anticipate: Black parents […]

  • Feb 20, 2015
  • 5:41 PM

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