Teachers and students anticipate a return to normal as the pandemic recedes and in-class education resumes. As devastating and disruptive as the pandemic was, we should not overlook the valuable lessons inherent in the disruption. Jobs, homes, health, education and relationships were all in doubt.
Republican mayoral nominee Curtis Sliwa is a man who not only speaks his mind, but also takes the necessary action to correct the problem. He definitely is the right man to be our next mayor because if this city has eight more years of Democratic mayors, it certainly will be in more of a disastrous mess than it already is in.
I suspect these 72 schools in the class-size pilot program are some of the lowest performing with some of the biggest obstacles. One obstacle may or may not be class size. The city Department of Education will pilot this program, most of the 72 schools will NOT show a major improvement (because class size is NOT their biggest challenge) and then the DOE will turn and say “See, we tried, but class size doesn’t really matter.” And then they will ignore our overcrowded classes for the next 20 years.