Archive for January 24th, 2003

24th January

First Published in The New York Sun, January 24, 2003
By Andrew Wolf

There were really no surprises Tuesday as Chancellor Klein announced his curriculum initiatives. Since Mr. Klein brought on Diana Lam as his deputy for instruction last August, the shape that the “new” curriculum would take has been apparent. But that doesn’t make it any less disappointing.

What was released bears a striking resemblance to what she put in place at her last two jobs in San Antonio, Texas, and Providence, R.I. There is a “progressive” educational establishment in the country that has dominated instructional decisions in this country for decades, and Ms. Lam represents it. (more…)