The Bloomberg administration has introduced a radical new system of school management, giving principals more freedom in exchange for the promise of better test scores and graduation rates. Crucial to this are new test-based accountability systems, which focus attention on struggling learners. But the traditional oversight by superintendents is gone. Does this strategy build better schools? What has been gained, lost and learned? And what does the future hold?
At the forum, the Center for New York City Affairs released a new report analyzing these influential and controversial reforms.
Introductory remarks by Merryl Tisch, Chancellor, New York State Board of Regents
Ms. Tisch then joined in a discussion with: John Garvey, Former Dean of the Teacher Academy and Collaborative Programs, City University of New York Ramón González, Principal, MS 223, The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, Bronx, NY Shael Polakow-Suransky, Deputy Chancellor for Performance and Accountability, NYC Department of Education Jacqueline Wayans, member, Community Education Council, Bronx District 10
Moderated by Clara Hemphill, Senior Editor, Center for New York City Affairs
Download the report, Managing by the Numbers: Empowerment and Accountability in NYC Schools
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Supported by the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the New York Community Trust, the Sirus Fund and the Ira W. DeCamp Foundation