Interview with Sandra Feldman

Once again, where would you meet them at, do you remember?


Well, a few blocks away, ah, sort of on the avenue, and then walk over to the school. And, ah, it was, it was very difficult because these are teachers who, you know, had spent years and years coming to the school. And suddenly found themselves so pilloried, you know, so, so much anger out there at them. And it wasn't really anger at them, you know. It wasn't, and it wasn't fair in a sense because these, these teachers had really tried to do their best for kids, most of them, you know, not everyone is perfect, obviously, but they tried to do their best. They had worked there all those years. And there was a tremendous conflict taking place and here they were in the maelstrom of it. And it really didn't have anything to do with who they personally were. You know, it was like a, the teachers who were supposedly dismissed or transferred, that, those charges had nothing to do with who they specifically were. I mean they were just picked to be symbols. And you know, you shouldn't pick people to be symbols, I mean whichever way it works, it's bad.