Re: Mayor Bloomberg's Chancellor

The New York Times
July 30, 2002

To the Editor,

"Mayor Bloomberg's Chancellor" (editorial, Juny 30) urges Joel L. Klein, the new chancellor, to rely on experts in educations.

But the senior staff at the Board of Education hardly qualifies, particularly in my area, mathematics.

New mathematics curriculums being adopted throughout the city have been widely denounced as inadequate and incompetent by professional mathematicians. Relying on true experts need not and should not mean business as usual at the Board of Ed.

Jonathan Goodman
New York, July 30, 2002

The writer is a professor of mathematics at New York University

Return to the NYC HOLD main page or to the News page or to the Letters and Testimony page.