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Clark:

Macchiarola?

Q:

Yes.

Clark:

I would say so, yes. He was an administrator. He had his troubles with that board. Any person who tried to deal with the complex New York City public school system would have trouble with that board. It's pretty much the same board that was there when he was there, I think.

Q:

Flip the coin here again, would you say it's a thankless, heartless job?

Clark:

Challenging.

Q:

That's a little more positive characterization, isn't it?

Clark:

The New York City school system, I think, needs a major surgery reorganization. I don't know, maybe it's doing the best it can under the circumstances. Which might not be good enough.

Q:

Let me ask you a further question in that context. I'll put it in the genesis of this question, an experience I had with a young man, a young man of the streets, of the counter-culture, when he was much younger, whom I actually met as a lifeguard at a city pool. He finally rried his lady friend, had a child, and she became of school age.





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