Schools Chancellor’s Legacy: Stories, She Says, Not Statistics

Winters-Marcus-CroppedThe New York Times

Marcus Winters

Seated next to Mayor Bill de Blasio in the Blue Room at City Hall on Thursday, the retiring schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, 74, offered her own summation of her tenure as the leader of what is in effect a medium-size city, populated by 1.1 million students and 75,000 teachers, and with a $30 billion annual budget…

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“One of the things about her legacy that I think has been troubling for me is the movement away from real evaluation of the underlying data to find out whether the many programs that they’re implementing have been effective or not.”

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