Archive for September 15th, 2003

15th September

First Published in The New York Sun, September 15, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Appearing on WNBC-TV yesterday, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein suggested that complying with the federal No Child Left Behind law is among his toughest challenges. Next year, that challenge may get tougher still.
When the state Education Department released a new list of “troubled” schools last week, it may have greatly diminished the available schools to which children in low income “failing” schools may transfer under No Child Left Behind.

Jonathan Burman, a spokesman for the state Education Department, appeared surprised when asked by The New York Sun if schools appearing on the state’s new list of “Schools Requiring Academic Progress,” could still be included on the list of schools that children attending the “failing” schools could transfer to.
According to Mr. Burman, after checking the law, the answer is no.