Archive for November 7th, 2003

7th November

First Published in The New York Sun, November 7, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

If there is any part of the public school system that totally, completely embodies its failure, it is our high schools.The policies followed for the past generation are, in my judgment, directly responsible for the exodus of tens of thousands of middle-class and uppermiddle-class families from our city. 

    I vividly recall one incident, back in the mid-1990s, that drove this home to me in a dramatic way. I was at a public event, chatting with a top Board of Education official. A tearful parent approached us, desperate to tell her story, a tale that has been repeated by similarly distraught parents across the city every year since the mid-1980s.  (more…)