Recently, Mayor Bill de Blasio selected Carmen Farina as the new schools chancellor of New York City. Jenny Sedlis, executive director of StudentsFirstNY, outlines several challenges Farina will face as the new chancellor.
In an opinion piece for the New York Post, Sedlis discusses topics regarding education reform such as the teachers contract, the Common Core, failing schools, teacher quality, charter schools, and testing:
These are all immense challenges, but our new chancellor will not have to face them alone. There are concerned New Yorkers ready to help. We are among them, and we look forward to working with her in the months ahead to build on our students’ progress and continue to work for a public education system that gives all New York City schoolchildren the chance to realize their dreams.