Archive for November 8th, 2002

8th November
2002

First Published in The New York Sun, November 8, 2002
By Andrew Wolf

Next week, parents of students in New York’s public schools will get together for parent-teacher conferences, which are held twice a year. You may help your kids with their homework, you may drag them off to museums, and make them watch every Ken Burns documentary on PBS — but even the most active and knowledgeable parent may not realize just what is going on in their child’s classroom.

A recent study of fourth and eighth grade teachers sponsored by the Manhattan Institute, and conducted by the Center for Survey Research and Analysis at the University of Connecticut, reveals much about how teachers view their profession. (more…)