Interview with Sandra Feldman
QUESTION 4
INTERVIEWER:

Could you just answer that question once again, just a little bit briefer? The notion of, of, of parents being involved in schools, that was something new. How did teachers react to this?

SANDRA FELDMAN:

It wasn't new, ah, for schools. It was something that wasn't happening enough in, mainly in poor areas. And, and it wasn't happening enough in New York City because of the huge centralized nature of the school system. I think that teachers want to have a relationship with parents. And I think that, that they understand that it's important for parents to get involved in the education of their kids. When it comes to decisions that are professional decisions I think the teachers want to reserve those for themselves.