Mayor Bill de Blasio listens as Deputy Schools Chancellor CherylPhoto:Robert Mecea
Watson-Harris speaks to parents last year.
I urge you to read the fabulous Opinion piece by Karol Markowicz in the May 28, 2020 NY POST:
Richard Carranza is obsessed with destroying good schools
I think Ms. Markowicz is spot on. But this issue is not new. The political appointments for CEO positions at the NYC Department of Education has a long history in NYC, as well as elsewhere around the US. These positions are high-paying jobs with fabulous opportunities for grabbing and using public funds. I'm not naming anyone, I'm just saying that $34 Billion dollars a year can persuade a person that a few thousand dollars here or there that ends up in your own house or pocket is part of your public service. Just sayin'.
False facts or no facts enable political forces to make money on bogus textbooks and curriculums which are unproven assets to student learning. For this reason (and others), many teachers leave the profession every year. No one is happy with the lack of transparency and accountability except the people who are using these to hide behind.
Richard Carranza may have been promised a wealth of benefits if he went along with this. Carranza in turn misled his Deputies in encouraging them to promote public policy, even if false, instead of private concerns for actual educational benefit to the children of New York City. His recent pictures show a very unhappy man.
His Deputies are leaving:
Cheryl Watson-Harris (see NYPOST article below)
Dr. Mark Spencer
Josh Wallack was called out for allowing his child to be in a screened school, just like Cheryl Watson-Harris' children. He can't be happy with that.
David Hay was exposed for being a miscreant.
The City told the NY Post that they have too much of a backload of people to vet for positions in NYC that they cannot do a thorough job. That, I'm sure, doesn't make anyone feel good that the children - and adults - in NYC are safe from criminals.
We support the firing of Chancellor Carranza immediately, and an appointment of a new Chancellor who must be voted on by the general public, not appointed.
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Richard Carranza deputy poised for top job in Georgia after bogus NYC test score claims
by Susan Edelman, NYPOST, June 7, 2020