Teachers play an important role in our children's success. This is something we all can agree on. But in New York State, public schoolteachers are managed by laws that hurt our kids' chances at success. My own daughter's education has suffered because of rules that don't make any sense.
My daughter has attended both public charter and traditional district schools in East New York, which has allowed me to see the differences in opportunities presented at each school.
When my daughter reached the fourth grade, our family moved from the Brownsville-East New York border into the heart of East New York, where she was placed into a district school. Shortly after, her grades took a noticeable dip. I spoke with her teacher, but I received simple excuses. Things became so bad that Tanasia had to repeat the fourth grade.
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