Here's a document of interest, recently discussed in some detail on another list I read. I won't insult anyone's intelligence by offering spin: Haim will be doing that shortly. As an expert on NYC Public Schools, he should have loads to say. I think it supports in some ways the argument Richard and others have made here as to why Haim's viewpoint doesn't quite hold all the water he'd have us believe.
Haim remembers, but perhaps he missed this altogether?
But again, I'd rather just let folks read this for themselves, so no more from me.