Tuesday, February 28, 2012

FOIL: final performance evaluations all members of Chancellor’s leadership team

Leonie will have to wait 'till hell freezes over. Let's see the NY Times follow up on this one. Send your own FOIL for the rest of the Tweedies.
February 28, 2012
Records Access Officer
NYC Department of Education
52 Chambers Street, Room 308
New York, NY 10007
By email: FOIL@schools.nyc.gov

Dear Records Access Officer:

Under the provisions of the New York Freedom of Information Law, Article 6 of the Public Officers Law, I hereby request a copy of the following records or portions thereof:

The final performance evaluations of all of the members of the Chancellor’s leadership team for 2009, 2010 and 2011, in the NYC Department of Education, including but not limited to every Deputy Chancellor, as well as the performance evaluation of the Chancellor himself.

According to Robert Freeman of the NYS Open Govt. Committee, the performance evaluations of all public employees in NY State are available to the public through FOILs, except for police and correction officers and firefighters.

These requested records are not exempt from disclosure under FOIL. To the extent that information contained in the requested records is protected please redact such information and provide us with the remaining information. In the event that all or part of this request is denied, please cite each specific applicable FOIL exemption and notify us of appeal procedures available under the law. 

To the extent that these records are readily available in an electronic format, we request that they be provided in that format. Please provide responsive records as they are identified, rather than waiting to gather all records.

I request to be notified of any fees associated with this request of over $100.00.

The Freedom of Information Law requires agencies to respond within five (5) business days of a records request.  

Please contact me by phone at the below number or by email at leonie@att.net  with any questions. Thank you in advance for your timely consideration of this request.

Leonie Haimson
Executive Director
Class Size Matters
124 Waverly Pl.
New York, NY 10011
NY Post reporters who wrote stories on Pascale Mauclair:
Additional reporting by Kevin Sheehan and Daniel Prendergast

Is it time to head over to the homes of NY Post reporters who write these stories?


March 10 - STATE OF THE UNION PART 2: TIME TO FIGHT BACK ---- See Norms Notes for a variety of articles of interest: http://normsnotes2.blogspot.com/. And make sure to check out the side panel on the right for important bits.


  1. La evaluación de maestros es una farsa inventada por el 1% para no pagar pensiones y benficios. ¡Quiénes son las víctimas? Maestros, estudiantes y padres son los que sufren. Es el momento de encarcelar a Bloomberg y su equipo de ladrones y farsantes. ¡Poder al pueblo!

    1. true, pricaro. but it goes beyond bloomberg and his cohorts. democrats everywhere - supposedly the friends of unions - are just as culpable, if not more so, especially under Obama's horrendous leadership on education "reforms." And, sadly, much as union leaders may cry "injustice!" now that data reports are getting published, the problem started when quite a few union leaders signed on to having teachers evaluated by insanely flawed VAM data analysis - Michael Mulgrew, to name one. He did a huge 180, to the sound of very little outrage by his own membership, in May 2010, when he let his arm be twisted by NY Dem legislators, when they wanted to make VAM become law in order to please the Obama reform machine and win Race to the Top. Mulgrew reversed his longstanding opposition to these measures, caving to the pressure. Then he went and sold it to members like it was a good thing. NYSUT caved too. Wall Street funders and propagandists wanted this change, big time, precisely because it undermines the public education workforce. And I cant forget to give a dishonorable mention to Randi Weingarten, the UFT's former president, who was pushing these reforms like crazy, across the country.

      until members start to stand up against more than bloomberg, lay the blame everywhere.

    2. Sorry, forgot to delete that last sentence. It was part of what I was first writing but shouldnt have survived the edit. Didnt catch it.

      The way I would rather say it: Union members need to start standing up and screaming bloody murder, en masse, in the direction of ALL those who are selling them out and throwing them under the bus. Their big mistake was in not reacting to the writing on the wall when it first got written.

  2. Please foil the members of the PEP and Bloomberg also :)


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