Archive for February 10th, 2003

10th February
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, February 10, 2003
By Andrew Wolf

When Chancellor Joel Klein arrives at Lehman High School in the Bronx for tonight’s monthly meeting of the Panel for Educational Policy, hundreds of angry parents and community leaders will likely be waiting for him.

They are upset over the structural and personnel changes he and the mayor have proposed in shotgun fashion since the mayor delivered his Martin Luther King Jr. Day speech on education.

Initial enthusiasm turned to anger as parents learned the details of Mr. Klein’s plans. Parents are particularly unhappy with the replacement of the two superintendents who led the borough’s two highest performing districts with an unknown, mid-level bureaucrat. (more…)