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DCGEducator: Doing The Right Thing


To me what follows is a fabulous example of trying to do the right thing under very constricted laws that need changing.

I know there will be those of you ready to comment negatively on this report. Some of you will argue that Farina goes too far and some that she doesn’t go far enough, but  what I saw in this first paragraph is the the kind of leadership in NYC schools we haven’t seen in decades.

“New York City is overhauling its system for evaluating schools, de-emphasizing test scores in favor of measures like the strength of the curriculum and the school environment, and doing away with an overall A-through-F grade for each school, the schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, said on Tuesday.”

New School Evaluations Will Lower Test Scores’ Influence

I have often written and emphasized that when I was  a student in NYC public Schools during the 1950’s and mid…

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