Nat Hentoff: Bringing ‘joy of learning’ to biggest school system
The new mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio, is seen as a prototypical liberal by fans and foes alike, but his most important appointment — making Carmen Farina chancellor of the city’s school system — is beyond such general categories.
The 70-year-old Farina, who’d been retired before agreeing to take the job, focuses on individual students, scorning collective standardized tests.
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