A Letter from the NYC Chancellor of Education
This letter, from New York City Chancellor of Education Carmen Fariña, was read at the ALBA/Puffin Award ceremony on May 9 in New York. Presenting it was Alyce Barr, the daughter of Lincoln Brigade veteran Reuben Barr, who currently serves as deputy executive director in the Office of Interschool Collaborative Learning in the city’s Department of Education. Chancellor Fariña (b. 1942) is the daughter of Spanish Republican exiles who fled their native Galicia after the Civil War. She grew up in Brooklyn and was the first in her family to go to college.