Archive for October 1st, 2004

1st October

First Published in The New York Sun, October 1, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

Midnight, June 30, 2009. Mark the date. At that moment control over New York’s public schools will almost assuredly be removed from the office of the mayor.

That’s the opinion of Diane Ravitch, a scholar who has devoted decades to the study of the history of Gotham’s school system.Her famous book on the subject,“The Great School Wars,”was first published during the time that centralized control of the schools was supplanted by decentralized community control. (more…)