Interview with Sandra Feldman
QUESTION 13
INTERVIEWER:

Can, can you remember walking into any of the schools, IS271, or any of them, just what you saw from the beginning?

SANDRA FELDMAN:

Well, the, the schools varied. The IS271 was a school where teachers were very dedicated, trying very hard to do a good job. And in a lot of instances were doing a good job. They had good relationships with the kids. This is true in some of the elementary schools. Now that was--

INTERVIEWER:

Do that again, that IS271. Working at IS271, what did you see?

SANDRA FELDMAN:

In IS271 you would see, you saw a good school. A school with dedicated, caring teachers. It was a well run school. It was a clean school. There was learning going on in IS271. That wasn't true of every school in the district, though. There was another junior high school. The n- n- number escapes me now, ah, which was a school that I was invited to when the thing first started, ah, which was a school that had obvious problems the minute you walked into it where you, you'd walk in and the kids were out of control. The hallways were, were wild. They were dirty. You could see that there was a dinginess and a drabness about the place. You could see there was something wrong, as you can see, if you're a school person or, as anyone could see there are some schools you walk into and you can tell that there's learning going on. There are some schools you can walk into and you know that there in trouble. So there was a mixture of that--