By Jenny Sedlis | New York Post
“Eighteen months ago, as Carmen Fariña prepared to take the reins of New York City’s public schools, I laid out in these pages the six main challenges facing the incoming administration. As the second full school year under the de Blasio administration begins, it’s instructive to take a look at how well they’ve handled these challenges.
The first challenge was improving the teachers’ contract. With the United Federation of Teachers eager to negotiate, City Hall had enormous leverage to push for real reforms.”