School is back in session, and if the history books got updated over the summer, they have a new section: the election of President Donald Trump. Trump’s name will definitely be present in the classroom this year, but how else will his administration be felt?
That was the topic of a panel at City & State’s On Education event on August 16th at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in Lower Manhattan. Sitting on the panel were New York City Councilman Danny Dromm, Assemblywoman Alicia Hyndman, Dr. Timothy McNiff, superintendent of schools for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York, and Janella Hinds, vice president of the United Federation of Teachers. We talked about whether Trump deserves some blame for bullying in schools, what Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ plans for privatization looks like, and if state control could actually be good for New York.