Monday, July 31, 2017

Leadership Academy Scandals - and MTA Too

I used to compare the NYC Leadership Academy training to the Nazi SS - where they would give a new recruit a dog when they arrived, allowed them to bond and ordered them to kill the dog to complete their training. 

People have been writing about the NY Post report on the Leadership Academy stable of unstable principals.

See:
SUE EDELMAN EXPOSES DOE NOT TRACKING HOW PRINCIPAL LEADERSHIP ACADEMY MONEY IS SPENT
Leonie also added this on her listserve:
 
David Ross who oversaw numerous DOE fraudulent & wasteful contracts and who should have been fired years ago just joined MTA
 
"Summer of hell just got worse" http://nyp.st/2vh5LBq
 
Meanwhile, the DOE’s sweetheart deal with the Leadership Academy has cost millions – without any documentation of the “work” done for schools
 
 
The city Department of Education has awarded contracts worth up to $101 million to the NYC Leadership Academy — but didn’t keep track of where the money went, a bombshell audit by City Comptroller Scott Stringer charges.
The Long Island City-based non-profit has collected $45.6 million from the contracts to coach “aspiring principals” and teachers. But the DOE failed to produce records to prove the $183-an-hour coaches did what they were paid for.
“If the DOE can’t be sure whether or when the professional coaching even happened, how do we know it was effective?” Stringer asks in a scathing report obtained by The Post.
….The comptroller’s auditors reviewed $559,667 in DOE payments to the Leadership academy, including $394,007 for “leadership coaching.”
“Disregarding the safeguards in its own contracts and procurement rules,” the comptroller said, the DOE spent $385,612, or 98 percent of the coaching payments, without the required documentation.
 
 

6 comments:

  1. One financial scandal after another at the DOE

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  2. Mostly due to the incompetence and greed of Carmen Farina.

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  3. Call DeVos!

    Abigail Shure

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    1. You mean the SS was not vicious enough to do that while the LA just might if they could get away with it.

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  5. Leadership Academy principals kill schools, but they never "bonded" to begin with.

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