New York Schools chancellor honed blunt style over 40 years

Friday, January 17, 2014

Carmen Fariña was known for her meticulous demands.

It was the early 1990s, and Ms. Fariña, a hard-charging educator with an irrepressible Brooklyn accent, was on a mission to shake up Public School 6 on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, already one of the most prestigious in New York City.

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