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Oral history interview with Nathan Quiñones, 1995

Creator: Quiñones, Nathan
Project: Edward I. Koch Administration Oral History Project.
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Phys. Desc. :Transcript: 44 pages Sound recording: 2 sound cassettes
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
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Biographical Note

Chancellor.

Scope and Contents

Reminiscences of early work experiences in academic administration; appointment as head of New York City high schools; tenure policy; reflections of Anthony Alvardo, financial scandal; media coverage of school system; appointment as chancellor; Board of Education bureaucracy: staff demoralization and conflict; importance of quantifying standards for teachers, schools and students; measures to address dropout rate; reminiscences of Edward I. Koch, Gordon M. Ambach, Robert F. Wagner, Jr., Richard Monroe; Board of Examiners; evaluating policy: class size, holidays, testing in a foreign language, AIDS and contraception education; retirement.

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Copyright by the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 1995.

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