Jean Fields

School Board Member Member at This American Life

Location:
153 West 27Th Street Suite 1104, New York City, New York, United States
Company:
This American Life
HQ Phone:
(917) 364-1147
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Last Updated 7/11/2017

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Transcript | This American Life

Just to get a picture of how this played out inside the schools, I went to a high school principal named Jean Fields.
She'd just retired from one of the district's two high schools, Ramapo High School. Jean Fields Fields showed me four yearbooks from when the school board really started cutting. You can actually see the yearbooks get thinner and thinner and thinner. Jean Fields Jean Fields Right. That's things disappearing. Fields went page by page, showing me what was cut. The business department-- that was several pages-- all eliminated. Jean Fields All of these courses are gone. At one point, Jean Fields says, there got to be so few teachers in her building, there was a conversation about whether the school should just let seniors go halfway through the day. For Fields' school, it was their marching band. The former principal, Jean Fields, she confirmed this was a problem in her school, too. At one point, she told the administration the problem was so bad some kids might take five years to graduate because they just couldn't take enough required classes.

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