CONTENTS The DavidScully Post


      Empire State Of Mind Short Version 
 New York State Of Mind  
 The Moon And New York City   
 Empire State Of Mind 

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I, Isaac Asimov, do enthusiastically and wholeheartedly, refer, endorse and give the highest and most praising recommendation to DAVID SCULLY. DAVID and I go way back to the summer of 1969 when he withdrew from st peters college during those hectic days of student strikes and campus takeovers. DAVID lived in SOHO that summer, before they called it SOHO! He had a summer job in Midtown on 6th Avenue at Avco Embassy Pictures, working in the mailroom. He did a fair amount of deliveries that summer, including a film delivery to the suite of Sophia Loren nearby on 5th Avenue which he thought was pretty cool. DAVID would browse the many fine bookstores of NYC on the way home where my books with my name were quite prominent


DAVID never read any of my fiction works, but I don't begrudge him that. He assiduously devoured my nonfiction works on Science and Math. He's spread the glory of my name far beyond what it deserves, almost to the point of blushing embarassment. I've tried to correct him about this more than once, but this is the one point where he insists that I am wrong and HE is right! Well, who am I to argue? But I can say that DAVID has a clear grasp of many of the Math and Science concepts which I endeavored to explain clearly. My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION TO DAVID SCULLY as an excellent Math and Science Teacher!
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I wholeheartedly echo the sentiments of my very good friend, ISAAC ASIMOV! DAVID and I became close in the 1980's when, I believe, he spent billions and billions of hours watching my PBS Special "COSMOS." In fact, when DAVID did his student teaching in Physics, he found a student whose father had videotaped the series (now, videotaping is...well...let's just say it's the old fashioned way of downloading). Well, DAVID used that video to make the class more and interesting for his students. But DAVID's enthusiasm for the subject hardly needed any embellishment from me. My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION TO DAVID SCULLY as an excellent Math and Science Teacher!
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I first became acquainted with DAVID around 1989 when I went to Stanford to debate a Berkeley Law Professor about Privatization. Privatizing public schools was the topic and I took the opposing position, mostly because I thought it was a way to segregate schools. But, the truth is that there were many strong arguments in its favor and, as all educators know, I've always been a strong proponent of school reform. DAVID was there a few years earlier at UC Davis when I debated on a team with Tom Sowell against a team with Bill Buckley on the same topic. As usual, Buckley avoided answering questions and argued dirty and low, talking about "visiting me the next time I was in jail," which was nothing but a cheap shot about the courageous stands I took to defend my belief in the Teachers' right to strike. But, when I went down to Stanford in 1989, I'd been tipped off by the Law Professor that DAVID would be there. He was easy to spot in the assembly room before the debate. He stood alone, and observant, in the center of the room, dressed in a suit for the debate, like a New Yorker would, and boy was he surprised when I came over and greeted him! Well, he put on no airs. He was still a young man, and he was there to learn, not to debate me. At the time, I believe, he was disillusioned with the sacramento area public schools he'd taught in. Who wouldn't be? After all, DAVID's a NEW YORKER! And he always was! He knew New York education and culture! Why! When he worked at the the assessor's office at the county of sacramento with the fart-joke-telling former military officers, he got so disgusted with them, he exclaimed, "I can't stand being around you fart-asses. I never should have let my parents make me quit my Wall Stret job when I was 17." Of course, those pea-brains mocked him for that, beliving it was an impossible lie. But it was true, and I know that DAVID still misses New York, which is home to him. DAVID has in his file a strong recommendation from his friend and colleague, Richard Haro, from Stanford who was the Dean of the Science, Math & Engineering Dept at Sacramento City College when DAVID was there. Richard wrote this of DAVID, "Mr Scully is a serious and very mature person who has a devotion to quality in education. I have had numerous meetings with him during the past five years..." You all know my love and devotion to New York City Schools. I KNOW that DAVID will enhance our schools and the education that our students will receive in his presence and under his guidence and encouragement. My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION TO DAVID SCULLY as an excellent Math and Science Teacher!
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DAVID and I became friends as far back as the 1980's when he first made my acquaintance reading some of my articles. He was in the sac state teacher ed program then, and it was only 4 years earlier that DAVID HAD SHAKEN SAC STATE AND SACRAMENTO TO THE FOUNDATIONS when he established a student organization and wrote newsletters requesting a civil university dialogue about liberal fascist political correctness in 1982. Of course, things haven't gotten any better since then. One only has to remember the Kavanaugh hearings of last year to realize that. They were furious with DAVID at the highest levels at sac state, but it was all their fault. They started it by luring him to "The Graduate" sports bar to network where they just treated him like a sex toy boy and peppered him constantly with racial and sexual insults. Still, he remained civil and just requested a civil dialog about the nonsense they were saying. But they just mocked him, and he finally satirized them back 100 times more. I knew that they meant DAVID no good when they accepted him into the sac state education program. Legally, they had no reason to keep him out, and would have been on legally shaky ground had they done so. But they let him in and harassed him again and came up with a pretext to get him out, and "make him a failure," but he just shrugged it off again and went to another college to finish the hurdle to his credentials. I ADMIRE HIM FOR THAT! IT'S WHAT I WOULD HAVE DONE! THAT'S WHAT MRS. RUBY RATLIFF WOULD HAVE DONE! Well, DAVID went to the university of the pacific to finish the credential hurdle, and there, at UOP, Faye Haisley (she was the dean of the program) felt up his thigh while they were interviewing him for admittance. How hypocritical those california education bureaucrats are! Could a male dean get away with his hand on a girl's thigh in a group interview, no less? Of course not. Well, DAVID kept up on education issues over the decades. He's thoughtfully read almost every one my significant books, if not all of them, and he rightly surmises that I got a bit carried away with the prospect of becoming U.S. Secretary of Education when Obama got elected. I conferred on DAVID the title, "Doctor of Education" in 2010 after he sent me his ebook, www.davidscully.com/TheTruthOurGraduateStudent.htm I believe DAVID's ebook belongs right there in the Pantheon with "Up The Down Staircase" as an indictment of our school politics. What a shameful vendetta they've held against this most honorable educator DAVID SCULLY these many decades! My HIGHEST RECOMMENDATION TO DAVID SCULLY as an excellent Math and Science Teacher!