I am a NYC school teacher at Packemin HS in Queens. If you truly ended social promotion, why am I still finding ninth graders who cannot add 6 and 3 and get the correct answer? Why do the kids still not know their multiplication tables? Why are they clueless when it comes to fractions?
I also teach at a local Community College. Why are some of my students, graduates of NYC high schools, unable to solve a simple algebraic equation?
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I just sent the following e-mail to the Education Mayor, no, the Education Executioner. It would be a safe bet to say I won't get an answer.