Archive for March 26th, 2004

26th March
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, March 26, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

 New York City public school teachers, please pay attention. Chancellor Klein has given all of you a green light to undo what is among the most ridiculous in his grab bag of ill-conceived “reforms.” 

    According to his message to teachers in the first issue of his teacher newsletter, “Connections,” Mr. Klein advises teachers that they can arrange the desks in the classrooms as they see fit. 

    “I don’t support some of the practices that you told me about in some of your emails to me. Whether a ‘mini-lesson’ lasts for 10 or 12 minutes should be left to the professional judgment of the teacher, as should the decision about how and where children sit in their classrooms.”  (more…)