[Susan notes: I agree that curriculum is the key. I wrote an article asserting this back in the 80ies ("There's Only One True Technique for Good Discipline," reprinted in Who's In Charge? A Teacher Speaks Her Mind.) The problem these days is that teachers are tied to rigid standards-based curricula and increasingly administrators want everybody on the same page.]
To the editor
A theme raised a few times in "His Leverage Secure, the Mayor Continues to Press Public Schools" (news article, Jan. 4) was the goal of improving the behavior of students in our public schools.
Alfred S. Posamentier, Dean, School of Education, The City College of New York
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