Average 4.01 based on 114 teacher ratings
Halperin is a Social Studies/Chemistry teacher at Edward R Murrow High School located in Brooklyn, New York and part of New York City Geographic District #21. Halperin's 114 teacher ratings contributes to Edward R Murrow High School's ranking of 872 in New York. Additionally, the average teacher rating at Edward R Murrow High School is 4.27 stars.
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He was one of the best teachers I ever had. I graduated in '01. My fondest memories from HS are of the time I took his classes. He and Mr. Benas for psychology were the best teachers in Murrow.

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You can truly see this man knows what he is doing. I LOVED his chemistry lab class. He is clearly educated, knowledgable, and excelled in Chem lab. I only had him for that class-- I wish he taught actual chemistry too, I don't think he'd be that bad. As for a classroom environment, I don't think he was a good teacher. He is shaky and needs support. He is CLEARLY knowledgable though-- and I respect that.

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i had him for lab and he was chill he took it seriously

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Not very fair teacher. I felt I took a step back in my education thanks to his strictness (not in a good way).

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He doesn't teach! My lab teacher taught me more in one band than him for over two months! He's also absent a lot

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If you ever get a chance, take Halpern's AP ENVTAL class. His passion in that topic helps you learn.

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I am an 08' Grad and i thought he was extremely funny. And he yells me by my name to shut the door. I will always remember that day wen a fly flew around the room and he screamed my name. I squashed the fly wit looseleaf and he gave me 5pts on my test ROFL. Anyways, if you are reading this I want to thank you. For grading like a college professor. Really helps at Fordham.

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Mr. Halpern's a cool guy. His jokes aren't that funny though, but just laugh. I liked his chemistry classes, though, I'd admit, they are boring sometimes. The chemistry teachers don't make the class hard enough for you to pass the Chemistry Regents. They should've made the curriculum harder.

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I first had his class in 1982. I've always been a history/social studies buff and thought he was the absolute best teacher. I even liked his sarcasm. He inspired me to go on to major in social studies.

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he is a very good teacher and knows how to teach very well, somethings make joke in the class but sometimes very mean and serious . if you have him, remember be prepare

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he's a great teacher. just do as you're told. thanks to him, college is a breeze.

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First teacher that made me LIKE Social Studies. Has a charm in teaching and gives interesting information

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Halpern could be the greatest chem. teacher alive, he will dedicate his free time to help you if you don't understand anything and on top of that he gives out candy. I give him straight 5's for that.

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Very helpful teacher!

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Halpern is such a nice guy! He is really dedicated to changing AP Environmental for the better, and you have to give him credit for that. He also makes funny jokes and is very willing to help you if you ask :)

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i dont know why every1 complains. hes a very good teacher, very nice and dedicates his free time to help when u are unsure bout something. he always goes over things again to make sure u understand.i learned alot in his class

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He makes me nervous because he randomly calls on people, and sometimes you need to prepare to give an answer otherwise he'll give you a minus. I think he's good for the regent even though class may be hard.

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He makes you remember only the important stuff and actually his class is easy.. just do the work like he says and thats it...your good..read and your good...his projects are easy, his tests are easy, just study the notes!!!!!

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Is this teacher still teaching? I had heard that he's not. Thought he was good and am just curious.

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Mr. Halpern... =( you are a bad bad bad AP environment teacher. Ms. Silverman should of taught instead! Now all of us are going to get 1s on the AP test.. *weeps*

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Not a great teacher! Transfer out of his class. Tell ur counselor that the class is hard, so u will be transfered to saga or experience. Trust me, I am a honors graduate of murrow.

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Mr Halperin is the best teacher.... great sense of humor and great knowledge he is sometimes harsh but he does that to push students to do better!!!

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at first when i had mr.H i thought he was a self rightious person and i could not understand him them as second cycle came i learned do all ur work , smile, dont say um or reforms

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hes great, has a long patience and his tests are easy, if you think he doesnt explain clear, read the textbook, its there for a reason

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he is the best history u will ever have u just have to do ur work so of course all the lazy ppl think he is horrible u will learn alot for him once u do ur work plus he is funny

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he is a really cool and funny teacher and all the people that dunn like him are lazy and dont do the work. Mr Halperin is really cool JUST DO THE REQUIRED WORK!

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I LOVE MR. HALPERIN!He's has a great sense of humor and is very accurate when giving information.If you just do his work you'll be just fine,his class is great practice for college

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BEWARE CURSING IN HIS CLASS! THERE IS NO um, they, them, you know,& it!!! he is so HYSTERICAL! I LAUGH MY A#$ OFF IN HIS CLASS! eXCELLENT TEACHER, WONDERFULL NOTES, THE BEST PROJECTS AND DON'T TALK TO HIM! TALK TO TEH PERSON FARTHEST AWAY FROM YOU!

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Mr. Halperin is so controversial but you'll never have another teacher like him. I had him years ago and I have him to thank for all the things I still remember about history. He will burn those facts into your brain and I love him for that. He really is a wonderful person despite what so many other people say.

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i think h is the COOLEST .. he is unbelivably FUNNY.. i mean i got him already for 2 cycles and i luv it seriusly just do the work and he will love you too

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i can see why ppl like him. But u gotta b really smart to b in his class. got forbit u forget suttin or dun noe it, thats it ur unprepared. i dun like that, u cant know everything all the time. He jokes alot, and he is just TOO strict.

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extremely strict teacher but funny and cool. he just has to stop picking on me -_-

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even though he's strict, he has his purpose. helps us prepare in everyway he can. the way he teaches are also effective. if you fail him, thats you're own problem, not cos he's strict and all ;]

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dude he don't know how 2 teach..hes whack...

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i adore mr. halperin. He is one of the best teachers i have ever had in murrow. Dont let his reputation indimidate you. He really cares and you learn a lot in his class.

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i have him right now and he is my favorite teacher. he is extremely funny and kind. his class is easy and fun if you follow the rules. for me his class is like another opta fun and cool. thank you program office. Deniz J-Band

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funny strick and you will never see him standing up in class

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Had him a twice a couple of years ago, he's a very good teacher, just do your h.w. and the tests and everything else will be easy and enjoyable, his class is fun if you put some kind of effort into it. if you get a bad grade don't blame him, its not at all hard to get a good one.

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At first, this guy seemed like he was going to be tough. As long as you do your work and don't try to take advantage of him, he is a very fair grader and a good man. He geniunely cares about the kids and doesn't bow down to the rediculous structure most social studies classes have. The fact that there are no hand outs, different text book, better homework policy are reason enough to love this man. He is an individual and a tough one at that, rock on brotha man.

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I had Mr. Halperin in the late 90's. I still remember him as a great teacher.

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worst chemistry teacher ever. he should definitely find another job.

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I found him to be a good teacher but i heard he's in the hospital now

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even if he hasn't been teaching long, he's still awful. i passed his classes with good grades, but failed the regents. thanks halpern.

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I got an E with only 80% participation. DONT CURSE (him, her, it, they, them) IN HIS CLASS! and no UMMMS... Hint, he will never retire.

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I Love Mr. H. He is THE MAN!!! Just do your work.... thats all, dont annoy him, Its as easy as that, and laugh at his jokes...they r funny... really sometimes

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He is a horrible teacher! If you get him as a teacher transfer out! Take my advice cause i am a honored student in ERMHS. i also won 2 national honors.

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Had Mr. Halperin in 93-94. He was great. I'll never forget when he made a mistook and when I was the extra credit question on his final. Answer = burgundy!

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He's an okay teacher, but i think his tests should be easier and he should teach more clearly. And people also have to stop calling out in his class, he's new!!

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Mr. H one of the most amazing ppl on the planet. "I dont know, can you does you doctor allow you to" hehe You're the best man

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He is a horrible teacher. Very unhelpful, unkind and does not really care about the students.He thinks too much of himself though

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he's cool, but he can be boring

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he makes you want to go to sleep. thats how boring he is, and plus he's not clear about his lessons. he also mummbles a lot

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I respect him so much more now that I am in college, he's a gr8t teacher, but come in on time! and you'll do fine.

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see halperin is a strict teacher but u will see that his strictness pays off in the end.Remember this he'll snuff u with so many rights u be askin 4 a left(lol)

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I had Mr. H when I went to Murrow back in 84 to 85. I teach Social Studies now. He was a great teacher and really pushed you to do your best. Al A.

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i think that if u just do his work and pay attention u can do very good. he is also very funny in the class

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Illegal is a sick bird! :-Þ "yes you CAN go to the bathroom, may you?" "I can't hear you, face the other way" "I made a mistook"

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What are you all saying? He is the best teacher in the school. I have never met a more devoted teacher than him. As a person, he is wonderful. Top notch.

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Don't let him scare u he may be strict but it pays off at the end, as long as u do the work and pay attention.

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Even though he comes of being very mean and hard, he`s the only teacher that actually taught well and not through 100 rexos. Respect him he`ll respect you

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He is an amazing teacher. He is very strict. I used to cut class and not do any work until I had him. I had him 4 cycles in a row and passed everyone of them.

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he is soo boring and cant teach but we have to understand him cuz its his first year in Murrow. anyways his tests are easy..

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VERY, VERY, STRICT. HARD, HARD, GRADER. besides that, noting much but he is helpful for the regents. i had him for 2 cycles and aced the regent with a 90

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SINCE ITS HIS FIRST YEAR AT MURROW I THINK THAT WE SHOULD GIVE A LITTLE MORE TIME. HIS TEACHING IS NOT ALL THAT CLEAR BUT ITS NOT HIS FAULT. I HAD HIM 1ST CYCL

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he aint that helpful. dont really understand him

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Not that great of a teacher, but could be helpful if you ask him for help.

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Best teacher i had in this school, had him through my entire Jr year. Only responsible people who always do their work will like him. He's also very funny.

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Hes cool j8ust needs to learn how to teach a lottttttt better.

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he is mad boring i always want to sleep in his classes. he also cant explain things very clear. i donno how to pass his class..

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I had him all thru junior year and it was great. I think he's retired now, but I remember so many things that he taught and he taught me how to work hard.

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i think he's a great teacher.he's not hard if you listen and pay attention instead of worrying if he picks on you.if you know your stuff, dont fret.

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the stuff he teaches you remember them...

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scariest teacher ever. many times i cut instead of going in there. but i always knew it was my own fault for not doing the work. i still shudder 12 years later.

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Strict!He would'nt let go i miss a hw to get a E, make sure he marks your HW! All and all i thought he was funny, goes overboard at times. Other then that Easy.

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I think Mr. Halperin is very mean and strict.You do learn in class, but he frightens you to learn.He intimidates you whenever u give an answer. Projects r hard

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I think Mr Halperin was a fantansic teacher. He was strict, but he got the job done. When i pass the regents, its because of him.

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i have to admit, i usually get irregular heartbeats once i enter his room. with all due respect, this man makes u learn.. so it's all good =)

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He's great! For real, I think I'm the only one who likes him.

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I'm practicly a stright E student, I work very hard, this is the ONLY teacher who gves me a problem. He dosnt teach, he just frightens. He Power trips. No coo

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very funny, but scary!!!!!!

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Halperin got the history 2 sink in2 me.. yes he may be strict but its what you make of his class if you slack off he's just gonna slack you off his good side

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mr halperin is a good teacher, and funny and makes sure you know your material

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Mr. Halperin! Thank you for the Holocaust class! I loved it, because it made me different, it made all of us different!

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OMG I HATE THIS TEACHER SOOOOOO MUCH!!!

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He is funny but very strict.He hates it when u lie to him so dont do it.He teaches very well though and makes sure that u understand.his projects are hard thoug

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i hate him so much! he is not hard at all. my ap class i get in high 90z and on his tests like ten million points off. he has no sympathy for anyone!

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you either luv him or u hate him, thats the type of person he is. i personally luved his class, hes a greaaat teacher!

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*shakes head* You guys only say he's mean because he, oh I don't know, makes you actually DO your work? Mr. Halperin rules, ya'll need to stop being so whiny!

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Halperin may be hard but he's mad good when teachin'. He's very clear when teaching he's clear on all his work, but you must pay attention to him.

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THE BEST Teacher ever. He tells you the truth and he wants his students to do their best that is why is strict with his work

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If you do what you have to do, Mr. H is the best. He lays it all out on the line during the first class meeting. There is NO way to get over on him.

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male chauvinist

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horrible. he doesnt teach whats on the test, i had him for not even a week and i fought with my GC and made him take me out! trust me, get out of his class.

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very good teaching but very not nice person.he's harsh grader.

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It's hard to describe him -- he's a tough grader. I put the same amount of effort into my proj as I did for other SS teachers and got in the 70s. However, he teaches extremely well. He can be strict, but if you follow directions and study you'll do well

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if he doesn't like you the the first week or you lie to him he'll be really mean and strict but he teaches well and i'm on his good side

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This man is beyond words... biggoted and rude. If you get him, get out!

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He is strict. Especially if you are late to his class. so beware! Though, he teaches quite well b/c i still remember his work. his jokes are funny! though he is strict

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i love halperin. i really think he's the best teacher i've ever had. yea he's sort of strict, but that's what got me a 90 on the regents. and he's not mean, he's actually really nice after u get used to him.

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