Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A Primer on Mayoral Control

by John Elfrank, chapter leader, Murray Bergtraum HS

In NYC it has been a corporate-style takeover. An extreme historical analogy would be that of Pol Pot (the genocide of Cambodia, that tried to wipe the slate clean and start the Zero Year), where there were mass firings in the Board of Ed (new DOE). The belief being; if you were part of the old system, you had nothing to offer. Historical/institutional memory counted for nothing.

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