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Sat May 4, 2013, 09:43 AM


Cathie Black Emails Shine a Light on Bloomberg and Education Reform

From one of my favorite ed bloggers:

>>>Despite his every effort to keep the public from knowing the process of how a key public appointment affecting millions was made, the emails surrounding Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s ludicrous decision to appoint Cathie Black Chancellor of Education of the city of New York are here, at long last, for public scrutiny. One can easily understand why Bloomberg wanted to keep these words far from the public eye.

While there is no “smoking gun “ as Diane Ravitch has opined, there is ample (and tedious) evidence of the sheer shamelessness, arrogance, superficiality and abject cynicism at the heart of Bloomberg’s education policy. Consider the main thrust of the emails: in an appointment that was to affect the lives of a million children and their families, 85,000 teachers, and 14,000 schools reaching into every community in every corner of New York City, the people the Bloomberg administration seeks approval not from parents or educators or community leaders or any one who will be affected by the move, but from celebrities such as Oprah Winfry and pseudo political icons like Gloria Steinem and clueless Caroline Kennedy. (The name of Ivana Trump comes up as well but even the Bloomberg Administration, as disconnected from reality as they are, understood that an endorsement from Ivana might be going a bit too far. )>>


I posted about it in GD last nite: http://www.democraticunderground.com/10022795311

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gejohnston May 2013 #1

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Sat May 4, 2013, 02:59 PM

1. he is such an ass

yet there are those who claim that he is some kind of great progressive.

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