Monday, May 18, 2009

NYCDOE: Blame Swine Flu for Drop in Scores

From Ed Notes News (EDNN):

The New York City Department of Education has declared that any drop in test scores over the next decade will be due to school closings due to the swine flu.

"These things can have a long-standing and pervasive impact," said one of the hundreds of Tweed press spokespersons. "We're not making any excuses here like those teachers do all the time, but the definitive studies show that time missed due to swine flu can affect reading scores for a generation."

"But what if they go up," asked a reporter?

"If they do, that will be an indication of the extraordinary leadership of Mayor Bloomberg. If we don't abandon mayoral control, that is. Want to sign this card to the state legislature for Learn NY?"

1.The DOE announced that all teachers absent from schools closed will be given U-ratings for excessive absence and sent to the rubber room upon the schools' reopening. "How will you staff the schools," an EDNN stringer asked? "Easy," said the spokesperson. "Teach for America has been recruiting seniors in high school who will be trained for 2 weeks, certified personally by Board of Regent head Meryl Tisch, handed surgical masks and send to the classrooms of these schools when they reopen.

The Swines Flew
The DOE announced Joel Klein will be flying down to Washington to the next EEP conference with Al Sharpton.


NY Teacher said...

"those teachers?" Without "those" teachers you would not have those test scores that you like to brag about. F.Y.I. Bloomberg does not teach the students of NYC "those teachers" do!

mcf517 said...
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Sujan Patricia said...

H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. Symptoms of swine flu are similar to those caused by other influenza viruses. Health authorities across the globe are taking steps to try to stem the spread of swine flu after outbreaks in Mexico and the United States. The World Health Organization has called it a "public health emergency of international concern."