Archive for October 8th, 2004

8th October
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, October 8, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

The future of the city’s schools is not being decided at the Tweed Courthouse or even at City Hall. Nor is it being determined by the progress of the negotiations of the teachers’ union contract. The direction the schools will take may not even be impacted in the tens of thousands of city classrooms.

The most important venue for educational change in New York City is in the Moot Courtroom at the Fordham Law School’s Lincoln Center campus. It is there that the three special masters appointed by State Supreme Court Justice Leland DeGrasse are hearing testimony that could decide the future of Gotham’s schools. The masters will make recommendations to Judge DeGrasse on what “remedies” he might impose in the Campaign for Fiscal Equity lawsuit.  (more…)