Tomorrow marks New York City schools chancellor Carmen Fariña's 50th first day of school. She talks about what's changed and the best way for kids, parents, teachers and administrators to approach the new beginning.
Chancellor Farina on waves of NYC ed reform: "the job market has changed dramatically" in tech & as result schools have changed @BrianLehrer— Beth Fertig (@bethfertig) September 8, 2015
"writing is one of the weakest subjects being taught in our schools" Chancellor Fariña tells @BrianLehrer, says must be improved— Ben Max (@TweetBenMax) September 8, 2015
"I don't believe in opting out". Students' job is "going to school." Fariña tells @BrianLehrer. Gave "lots of tests" as teacher.— Insideschools (@Insideschools) September 8, 2015
Fariña doesn't like silent classrooms. Wants to hear "buzz". Teachers can be creative despite "standards." @BrianLehrer— Insideschools (@Insideschools) September 8, 2015