Sean C. Feeney is a nationally known advocate for effective school reform. His work organizing school leaders, teachers and parents has inspired many across New York State and the country to become more involved in policy decisions regarding our schools and our young people. Too often these decisions which directly impact our students and the educators who teach and mentor them, are being made unilaterally by politicians with scant working knowledge of public schools, in conjunction with corporate interests that are not accountable to the public. He has worked to reform the way schools are run and empower others to stand up for what the educational system needs.
Dr. Feeney and Dr. Carol Burris (South Side HS, Rockville Centre Schools) co-authored “Open Letter of Concern Regarding New York State’s APPR Legislation for the Evaluation of Teachers and Principals,”
The Robert and Augusta Finkelstein Memorial Lecture was established in 1981 by Augusta Finkelstein in honor of her husband, the late Robert Finkelstein, a noted industrialist and staunch supporter of public education. Following Mrs. Finkelstein’
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