New York City children are crammed into classrooms in record numbers and this may sabotage everything the administration is trying to do to improve public education, 73 professors of education, psychology, and child development stated in a Monday open letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
NEW YORK—April Rose teaches at P.S. 132, an elementary school in Springfield Gardens, Queens. She spoke with enthusiasm about the last round of education reforms hitting her classroom after an August education forum. Some may have worried about her third-graders facing their first standardized tests last April, but she exuded confidence.