Although Education is only one of many issues on my plate in these challenging times, I do have an Education agenda to guide me over the next few years
1. Fight to reduce the stranglehold of testing and standardized curriculum on the nation's public schools.
2. Work to make sure that sports and the arts are available to all students, especially in high needs communities where they have been sacrificed due to budget cuts or an obsession with raising test scores.
3. Work to make community history and culturally responsive pedagogy an integral part of the school experience in high needs communities
4. Try to persuade Fordham, to become "SAT Optional" in its admissions policies
I will be using my position at Fordham, when feasible, to sponsor seminars, meetings and symposia to advance these proirities