We get letters from people running schools too.
Some of my sources tell me that almost every principal they meet despises Tweed and Joel Klein. And I get mail from more principals and higher placed people, even some at Tweed, than you would imagine.
This one is about the outrageous puff piece in the NY Times on Meryl Tisch, who now heads the NY State Board of Regents which must rule on waivers for "do no nuttin bout education" chancellors. Look for a follow-up piece where I'll parse the article. I've been too busy doubled up with laughter to comment now.
From a NYC school supervisor:
I am fascinated by the detail of your research and reporting! I feel fortunate to have you "in the trenches" reporting on everything- as I find many of your opinions right on target. I am only sorry that I am not retired so I could enjoy my freedom of speech – and perhaps write more and share opinions.
I was deeply troubled by the NY Times' very flattering piece on Meryl Tisch.
Though she seems like a nice lady and I have only seen her speak once, she is in the Mayor's pocket- she once was quoted as saying "I absolutely will support Mayoral Control as long as MICHAEL is going to be in charge". Then article talks of how she has shared several Seder suppers with Joel Klein and how she and her husband go on dinner dates with JOEL and his wife".
That would be like me as an accountant sharing Christmas dinner with my auditor every year.
The entire article is full of her connections to the wealth of a very limited number of people mostly very folks from the upper east side.. Seymour Fliegel is mentioned praising her-didn't he get a contract from JOEL to run the CIE PSO??? There is too much here that does not pass the smell test.
They talk about old school board corruption (which obviously existed) but was "small potatoes" compared to this-
This is the outright hijacking of parents' rights and voice to have a filthy rich upper east side "long time friend of the mayor's" who regularly socializes with the UNLICENSED UNCERTIFIED fellow running our schools- she will be called on to testify about Mayoral Control and should perhaps be asked to step aside as her opinions are certainly BIASED!!!
Keep up the good work!
NYC Educator recently wrote about Tisch: Who's in Charge Here, Anyway?
I wrote about the ridiculous NY Post editorial her "brilliant" daughter Jessica sent supporting Bloomberg's 3rd term: "Average Citizen" Jessica Tisch Calls For Bloomberg 3rd Term.