Incoming New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott told the NY Post that he supports single-sex school options for families.
Teachers: Do you teach boys and girls differently? Are different teaching techniques more effective with boys than with girls or vice versa? Give us a call or comment here!
The ticket fixing scandal in the NYPD continues to grow.
Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the outlook for United States debt to “negative."
Teachers: How do you think schools and teachers should be evaluated? If you don't believe in relying on standardized tests, what standards would you use? Call us and tell us how you think you and your school should be evaluated. Call us up or comment here!
Yesterday on the show we talked about GE's use of creative accounting to avoid paying income tax. How about you? If you weren't completely honest about your taxes, let us know why. Post a comment here, or call 212.433.WNYC and discuss how you tweaked your return. And, of course, all comments can be anonymous!
It's a vacation week for NYC public schools, so we open the phones for teachers on what they expect from the very new Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott, and what they learned during the very short tenure of Cathie Black. Walcott delivered a speech this past weekend saying:
The conversation we hear is about the poor and the wealthy; charter schools versus district schools; and who is to blame for the failures of our education system. People on both sides of this debate have been guilty of contributing to the current polarized atmosphere. That poisonous debate is hurting our children. And they don’t have time to wait for us to grow up.
Will you take Walcott up on his offer? What will help the "polarized debate"? What do you make of the differences between Walcott and Black? Let us know!
Listeners: How traditional are your Seder meals? Is it okay to modify some of the food traditions? Comment here!