There is just no accountability for any failures by the DOE chiefs, of which there are too many. Why do we need Tweed hiring anyone for too much money?
What a waste of public money.
Keep talking, Mr. Gassaway!
|Bernard Gassaway, left, talks about his resignation with Errol Louis|
Principal of Failing Brooklyn School Quits, Saying City Lacks an Education Plan
Principal of Failing Brooklyn School Quits, Saying City Lacks an Education PlanLINK
The principal of a long-struggling high school in Brooklyn handed in his resignation this week —
“The problem is, there is no plan,” the principal, Bernard Gassaway of Boys and Girls High
Mr. de Blasio and the schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña, have distanced themselves
Boys and Girls, which has existed in some form since 1878 and is Bedford-Stuyvesant’s
In 2005, a class-action lawsuit against the city alleged that some students at Boys and Girls
In the last three school years of Mayor Bloomberg’s term, Boys and Girls received three F
That was under Mr. Gassaway’s watch, but he said that the school received dismal results
Whatever the reason, the atmosphere at the school — where enrollment has plummeted to about
“There’s enough security,” said Eli Bradley, 18, a student at Boys and Girls. “That’s about it.”
Another student at the school, a 16-year-old junior who declined to give his name for fear of
“The school could be better, the teaching could be better, the resources could be a whole lot
Mr. Gassaway said the de Blasio administration did not provide a coherent vision of how it
His voice joins a small chorus of those questioning the city’s plans for struggling schools,
“The D.O.E. is innovating and investing to improve achievement outcomes at all our schools, especially those that have longstanding challenges,” Devora Kaye, a department spokeswoman,
The city must present its plan for more than 200 of its most struggling schools to the New York
Mr. Gassaway’s departure was reported Friday by The New York Post. Ms. Kaye said an interim principal would be put in place.
Nate Schweber contributed reporting.