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Granger Ward

Granger Ward, former Superintendent of the Manhattan High School District, also decried the quality of teachers and conditions they must teach under in New York City. Mr. Ward said that he considered certification a “base minimum” of preparation for any teacher. “You need extensive work to make you a really good teacher, ” he said. Mr. Ward also argued that while the vast majority of City teachers receive a “satisfactory” rating, that rating is almost meaningless, since the “unsatisfactory” rating is “reserved for those people who were the worst of the worst, those people who are…actively endangering students. ”

Testimony given on November 9, 1999

Parents from across the state march on the Capitol in Albany to show support for CFE.
CFE Litigation CFE v. State of New York
In 2006, after 13 years in the Courts, the New York State Court of Appeals affirmed the right of every public school student in New York to the opportunity for a sound basic education and the state’s responsibility to adequately fund this right, but deferred to the Governor and the Legislature to determine the appropriate amount. more >