Monday, July 28, 2008

Things I Wish I Could Have Said or Done As Effectively...


Do not miss NYC Educator as he nails Rhee to the wall.





And kudos to Gary Babad at GBN News for scooping even The NY Sun's Elizabeth Green on this one.

Bloomberg LP to Acquire Major Snake Oil Company



And finally, Eduwonkettes' request for data from NYCDOE's David Cantor, who oversees a cast of thousands in the Tweed public relations department, led to this PR booboo of a response:

From: Cantor David
To: eduwonkette
Date: Sun, Jul 27, 2008 at 11:42 PM
Subject: Re: Requesting scale scores mailed-byschools.nyc.gov

I've thought about it and decided i don't want to give out information to someone asking anonymously.

I'm sure you'll have no difficulty finding what you need.

A little touchy David over our gal's ripping BloomKlein claims to closing some gaps (anything but the achievement gap - maybe it was traffic) to shreds?

Cantor was right as "Wonkette posted this Update: Matthew Tabor is my hero. Read his FOIL request here.

Gee, David, if you need some advice on how to handle PR situations like this, just call.

2 comments:

  1. The FOIL request was honored - Mr. Jacob forwarded the data to me. I'll write a post shortly about that request and FOIL, as well as making the data available to anyone who wants it.

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  2. As promised:

    http://www.matthewktabor.com/2008/07/30/new-york-city-department-of-education-apology-just-awaiting-mr-cantors-signature/

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