Archive for January 21st, 2005

21st January

First Published in The New York Sun, January 21, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

Tiffany Parker has been relieved of her instructional duties as principal of the Lewis Lemon Elementary School in Rockford, Ill. Since we’re here in New York, you’re probably asking why we should care. However, there is good reason for us to look at Rockford: The events there are pertinent to our children and our schools.

Ms. Parker, who will now shuffle papers, was not demoted because she is incompetent, nor as the unfortunate result of an incident that she might have mishandled. Nor was she disciplined because the school’s reading scores went down. (more…)