Analysis of New York City’s District School Enrollment Reveals a Shockingly Unbalanced Distribution of the City’s Highest-Need Students
New jobs and new industries are emerging throughout New York State. But the widespread failure of public schools jeopardizes this growth—especially in urban areas outside New York City, where 6 out of 10 public schools fail 90% of kids. A critical engine of opportunity is broken.
New York City’s Weak Education Plans Leave Dozens of NYC Priority Schools at Risk of Closure
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña and Mayor de Blasio need look no further for educational inequalities than in their own back yards, where they’ll find public schools that are among the best in the city.
It hardly comes as news that schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, and other standpatters in the Department of Education are skeptical of reformers in the charter school movement. Even so, Ms. Fariña’s recent criticism of charters was noteworthy for two reasons: It was grossly unfair, and she offered no evidence to support a rather serious charge.
Why is the Department of Education repeating utterly discredited findings?
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña — who once said charter-school students were “on their own” — has now spread the incendiary falsehood that the independently run, publicly funded schools inflate test scores by breaking the rules.
Coming from the head of the nation’s largest public school system — educating 85,000 kids in charters, with 50,000 more banging on the doors to get in — this is the height of irresponsibility.
In a HuffPost Live interview on Monday, Klein shared his thoughts on the best ways to reform education, starting with the perception of teaching as a profession.
“Let’s make teaching like lawyers and like doctors — a well-respected profession. Let’s really get really top-notch people going into the profession,” he told host Nancy Redd.