Skip to:

New York City: The Mississippi Of The Twenty-First Century?


I am Afro-Jamaican American. I taught HS in the British system, taught under the NYC, BOE or 30 years, lectured at the University of Mosul, Iraq, did primary research on education in Africa, India, and China. Because I've actually visited schools and interviewed educators in these countries, I believe I have a unique vantage point from which to make comparisons between our education system and some of the other countries. I've been in the trenches and down on the ground with the "people" and I'd like to ask for the microphone please.


This web site and the information contained herein are provided as a service to those who are interested in the work of the Albert Shanker Institute (ASI). ASI makes no warranties, either express or implied, concerning the information contained on or linked from The visitor uses the information provided herein at his/her own risk. ASI, its officers, board members, agents, and employees specifically disclaim any and all liability from damages which may result from the utilization of the information provided herein. The content in the Shanker Blog may not necessarily reflect the views or official policy positions of ASI or any related entity or organization.