Wednesday, August 21, 1963
This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.
New York City superintendent of schools Calvin Gross speaks about his new position and the challenges of working in the New York City school system and the representative organization: the United Federation of Teachers. He speaks about the bargaining currently taking place and the threat of a teacher's strike. He says that above all a strike must be avoided.
He speaks of a desire to have private-business like standards in the school system that will measure the productivity and effectiveness of the education system.
Question and answer session follows.
Questions largely relate to plans for integrating schools.
He also speaks of the "integration summer." He states that the goal of the school system is to promote rapid integration as much as possible.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 70647
Municipal archives id: RT279