Thursday, September 4, 2014

Haimson - Prepare to Be Really Sick - Comment on NY Times Mag Moskowitz Puff Piece by Daniel Bergner

Six teachers spoke to him as well as several parents. I was 100% honest with him. We were completely ignored. Many of things I talked about were the main things he focused on here. Conveniently left out.... Teacher at Mickey Mantle school where Eva attempted to evict the special ed children
Below is a comment by Leonie Haimson, followed by teachers who spoke at length to Daniel Bergner and realize they wasted their time.
NYT Mag shows itself to be again the worst media outlet in the nation when it comes to education; a totally one-sided puff piece on Success charters that is almost an exact replica to the biased piece they ran by Steve Brill on the same subject in 2010. Even replays the name of his book Class Warfare. I had to keep looking at it to make sure it wasn’t published in 2010. Obviously the editors have learned nothing since then. Again, all opposition is manufactured by the union, the battle over space is a personal grudge match between de Blasio and Moskowitz, they didn’t mention the high attrition rates of teachers and students at the school, nor did they interview a single parent or teacher in a co-located school. Just awful . One of the worst pieces of crap I have ever read. http://t.co/PpeFvBMkCb
Comment on FB from a Teacher at the Mickey Mantle school --
Wow! What a complete piece of shit! (I'm a little pissed at the moment.) I spent over 45 minutes talking to this reporter and a couple of others spoke to him as well. None of what we said made it in and as usual it's praise Eva and poor Eva with all the truth left out. She only has schools in co-located schools with room? Bull! That's just one thing. My rant can go on and on with truthful points that he denied his readers and general public. I know I shouldn't be surprised because there is a continued love affair between her and mass media. $$$ talks and the general public is clueless. So of course the teacher bashing will continue and roses will be dropped at her feet. I'm furious!.... Teacher at Mickey Mantle School
More teacher voices:
  • I couldn't read the whole thing I got sick to my stomach. NOTHING from you or other teachers who have to share with her made it in???
  • Nothing. Six teachers spoke to him as well as several parents. I was 100% honest with him. We were completely ignored. Many of things I talked about were the main things he focused on here. Conveniently left out. Hope he is on Twitter.

  • What a jerk. I'm so glad I didn't interview with him.

2 comments:

  1. I also spoke at length with this alleged journalist. I understood at once he knew nothing of education and cared less. I asked him if he had read Brill's disgraceful Class Warfare and he had not. I sent him my review and he told me he'd get back to me. I knew from his tone I'd never hear from this character again. I smelled this coming from miles away.

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  2. He was an English teacher, parent, and board member of St. Ann's school in Brooklyn, apparently. He is a member of the one percent by heredity, I believe, and is divorced.

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