Of course Carmen gained her reputation as principal of PS 6 – at that time the wealthiest student body of any public school in the city and probably in the entire US. The attitude reminds me of what Ann Richards said about George Bush: born on third base and thought he'd hit a triple... Leonie Haimson
See article in Capital NY here: http://t.co/x59F8UCfCuAmes, the new superintendent of District 8, which encompasses a swath of largely low-income neighborhoods in the Bronx …a former network leader in prestigious District 2, the same Upper East Side region where Fariña spent years as principal of P.S. 6, came prepared for her meeting with the chancellor, whom she has known for years….Ames recently led several principals of Renewal Schools in her district on a tour of District 2’s Salk School of Science, one of the city’s best middle schools. Fariña praised the idea of the Salk tour…Amazing to me that they are having principals of D 8 renewal schools in the Bronx –visit Salk MS in D2 for tips on how to improve their schools; with hugely different student populations.Salk has a primarily wealthy or middle class student body: 64% White; 21% Asian, only 9% Hispanic and Black. With 0% ELLs, and 11% free lunch.Contrast that with the 4 D8 renewal middle schools:The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School – 95% free lunch; 26% special ed; 10% ELLs; 95% black or Hispanic.Hunts Point School – 91% free lunch; 28% special ed; 25% ELLs; 99% Black and Hispanic.Urban assembly Academy of Civic Engagement: 79% free lunch; 96% Black and Hispanic ; 30% special ed and 13% ELLs.
M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar: 83% Free lunch: 27% special ed; 24% ELLs, 97% Black and Hispanic.Of course Carmen gained her reputation as principal of PS 6 – at that time the wealthiest student body of any public school in the city and probably in the entire US.The attitude reminds me of what Ann Richards said about George Bush: born on third base and thought he'd hit a triple.Leonie HaimsonExecutive DirectorClass Size Matters124 Waverly Pl.New York, NY 10011
A survey of our blogging pals covers a lot of ground so I won't repeat.
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