This might be a very good thing

21Jun07

His Charge: Find a Key to Students’ Success – New York Times

But Dr. Fryer does not seem to be a man with doubts. The moment he knew he wanted to work directly in schools came two years ago, when a principal in Queens asked him to talk a fifth grader out of joining a gang. A few hours later, he was at a seminar at Harvard, arguing over the third decimal point in an equation.

I just connected with the quote, but read the entire article. The NYC public schools are appointing Roland Fryer, an economist who specializes in inequality research, to reduce the racial achievement gap for schoolchildren.

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