Meet some of the students at the Taft complex in the Bronx. They’re proud of the challenges they’ve surmounted. In fact, some would have liked a few more.
In the first installment of a year-long series following members of the final graduating class under Michael Bloomberg, we meet two seniors whose high-school careers reflect the impact of the mayor’s reforms.
The impact of Mayor Bloomberg’s education reforms is being felt well beyond New York as former DOE aides have taken top jobs in other cities and states.
In an interview with City Limits, Administration for Children’s Services Commissioner Ronald Richter says of the scarce resources in Family Court: “Our issues are often not popular. It takes a lot of effort to draw politicians’ attention.”
New York’s juvenile justice system is the target of reform efforts. But to some critics, it’s the fact that New York State tries so many teens outside of juvenile court that most needs reform. Chapter 4 in our Family Court investigation.