Archive for October 31st, 2003

31st October
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, October 31, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Many supporters of charter schools will doubtlessly be delighted by Mayor Bloomberg’s announcement of a new structure to fund and establish new charters. I say, “Proceed with caution.” Before the celebration, we need to ask ourselves whether these new charters will turn out to be “Klein Klones” or “Lam Lemons,” sharing the same fate as the hundreds of our conventional public schools forced to follow the most radical “progressive” education theology, as imparted by the supposedly visionary Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning, Diana Lam. 

    The drama unfolding across the city regarding the fate of education for academically advanced children offers important lessons for those interested in charters.  (more…)