Archive for April 16th, 2004

16th April

First Published in The New York Sun, April 16, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

On Monday, the acting deputy chancellor for teaching and learning, Carmen Fariña, held an informal press briefing, the kind of thing we have come not to expect from the Department of Education. 

Decisions regarding the education of our children have been made largely in secret, and the interaction between the educrats and the public scripted by public relations gurus,both on and off the city payroll. Ms. Fariña has now joined in this effort. 

    An apostle of “progressive” education theology, Ms. Fariña would not concede how dismal a failure the city’s instructional decisions have been. No, there is nothing wrong with the curriculum, she said. We just haven’t sold it right.  (more…)