NYC Mayor Bloomberg’s ‘Solution’ for NYC Public Schools

Apparently Mayor Bloomberg has a wonderful idea to improve NYC public schools.

It’s clearly taken from private industry, where the trend is to cut the number of workers and to have them all work harder.

His brilliant plan?

Fire half the teachers, keeping only the ‘best’.

Then double class sizes, to about 70 kids in a room.

Don’t believe me?

Read it yourself.

 

Published in: on December 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm  Comments (6)  

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  1. Wow, this is appalling! I hoped your link would take me to some page that said, “Ha ha, just kidding.”

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  2. It’s amazing how great thinkers like Bloomberg and Gates become educational experts. They just get money, get more money, and when they finally have more than everyone else people figure they must be experts. They fawn over their every utterance as though it had as much value as their bank accounts. And the papers all march lockstep with them, including the “liberal” New York Times.

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  3. Sadly this is yet another example of what happens when the wealthy control government. Bloomberg has no understanding of how most people live, let alone the children of NYC, especially those who live in or near the poverty level.

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  4. I’m getting bad flashbacks of M. Rhee. If she were still around in DC, she would probably be saying the same thing.

    It always amazes me how people who are so shallow and misguided are able to stay in power. It really speaks to the kind of society we live in.

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  5. Bloomberg is a good mayor. He did screw up badly in his last school chancellor appointment. He cares about the schools and is competent. In the District, we have gross incompetence and negligence in the executive branch, DCPS, Council, administrators in schools and in the ranks of teachers. Further the union is corrupt and a laughingstock. In NYC, the rapacious union has been exposed as a perfidious outfit. The rubber rooms may be gone, but its influence remains. Charters are thriving. They are a lower-cost way to get better schools, and it s good they have caught on in DC.

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    • If you mean by “thriving”, producing better results with the same students, charters are not thriving. Not here in DC, not in NYC, not in Chicago.

      They also are not lower-cost; they nearly all have substantial outside investment.

      They were foisted on DC.

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