Townsend Harris High School at Queens College


Letter to the editor: show us your sources

December 17, 2016

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  1. K. J. Valbuena

    This alumnus/a (it seems he/she has forgotten any Latin learned at Harris) makes a salient point or two. However, what about the age old journalistic virtue of source protection? I would say "afraid" is not the proper adjective to describe the individuals, who have come out to speak. Rather, perhaps we ought to say they are trepidatious and they are very right to feel such anxiety. Rosemarie Jahoda showed during her tenure at Bronx Science an almost byzantine penchant for intimidation and reprisal. It is only right that the students do not want to harm their fledgling academic careers and that the teachers do not want to jeopardize their livelihoods. Jahoda has had every opportunity to repudiate such claims in various public fora and, well, I'll leave it up to you to decide if she has been successful. Moreover, I wonder if the author felt a tinge of ironic hypocrisy by submitting this article anonymously. Perhaps he/she should have led by example. Moreover, the lack of transparency in the current admiration causes pause. While, I am often neither a believer nor a proselytizer of Machiavellian conspiracies, I somehow doubt this articles' reputed provenance.

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