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Tue Dec 24, 2013, 07:09 PM


Is Bloomberg's DOE Destroying Evidence of Possible Criminality?

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Sounds like Hitler's bunker in the last days.


Seeking transparency about what happened in the city’s schools under Mayor Bloomberg, the United Federation of Teachers has filed a Freedom of Information Law request for a wide swath of Department of Education documents.

The union’s FOIL request includes 35 different topics, seeking documents related to curriculum, testing, student enrollment, school closures, teacher hiring, and many more issues. The union is even asking the department for a list of all of the records it keeps, even if the request doesn’t address them.

The mammoth request — which, given its scope and the city’s tendency to defer requests, is unlikely to be filled any time soon — is intended both to bring obscured documents to light and also prevent the Bloomberg administration from destroying documents as it turns the education department over to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Union lawyer Adam Ross notes in the request that state regulations prevent agencies from destroying documents while requests for them are pending.

Weird. The union is suddenly acting like a.... well... like a *union*.

Something's up.


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