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In Praise of Fariña: TC’s Pallas and Wells give NYC’s departing schools chancellor high marks

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who will step down early in 2018. (Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who will step down early in 2018. (Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s is set to announce her retirement. Commenting in The New York Times, two Teachers College faculty members — Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology & Education and President-elect of the American Educational Research Association, and Aaron Pallas, Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology & Education — praised Fariña for her efforts to fight school segregation and her respect for the wisdom that teachers gain from experience.

Published Friday, Dec 22, 2017

New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who will step down early in 2018. (Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
New York City Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña, who will step down early in 2018. (Credit: Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
New York City schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña’s is set to announce her retirement. Commenting in The New York Times, two Teachers College faculty members — Amy Stuart Wells, Professor of Sociology & Education and President-elect of the American Educational Research Association, and Aaron Pallas, Arthur I. Gates Professor of Sociology & Education — praised Fariña for her efforts to fight school segregation and her respect for the wisdom that teachers gain from experience.

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