Response to: So You Want to be a Biology Major?
To the Editor: I am so glad to see an article like this. It makes the field of biology or any science broader than just going on to medical school. I majored in biology in college. I was not in the pre-med program therefore I did not have to take certain courses. But I loved the subject even as I was preparing to teach elementary school. My path took me into early childhood education where I have been able to bring my love for science into my classroom and help many youngsters see that they are scientists every time they want to know more about the world around them. I have been able to provide the hands on experiences at various levels of intellect and readiness. Hopefully because of a spark early on, some of these children will become our future research biologists, doctors, paleontologists and teachers. Majoring in the biological sciences is thrilling and I recommend it highly.
Response to: Chancellor Klein Promises to Listen to Public as He Implements Systemic Change
To the Editor: I think that Chancellor Klein likes to hear him self talk. I work in the NYC public school system and I have never seen things go south so quickly. There seems to be no one in charge or able to answer a question whenever I call the Department of Education. Rhetoric and nastiness have totally demoralized just about everyone I work with. Most teachers I know are less than enamored with the "new" programs. And talk about on-job-training...why would you want to take teachers out of the classroom and leave the students with subs or movies so that classroom professionals could go and listen to lecturers and then come back to the schools to have more students with subs or movies in order to turnkey the information?
This is a sorry day in the educational system of NYC. I am so glad that the Mayor and
the Chancellor changed the name of the Board of Education to the Department of Education. I wouldn't want for one second to confuse
East Hills, NY
Response to: Legislature Makes the Right Choice for Schools
To the Editor: The sober minds prevailed in this legislation. As a professional (adult and child) therapist, I can attest to the positive results of early intervention and the negative results of no intervention. Keep up the good work (fight) as this can only benefit our children. Thanks for all the children young and old.
New York, NY
Response to: More Than Moody: Depression in Teens
To the Editor: This article is very informative for teens with depression. I am struggling with it and I know how it feels. When I read your article, I was amazed at how the things you wrote came so close to what I was feeling. There should be more writers like you!
New Boston, MI