Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Another day, another broken promise...

Guess what? the DOE has broken yet another promise -- this time to release the class size data by November 23.

See this November 18 article from Gotham schools in which educrats said class sizes would be reported to the City Council by that date -- which was yesterday. I checked with the City Council today and they have received nada.

They already missed the legal deadline of November 15. Indeed, this is the third year in a row they have missed the deadline.
Though no one should be surprised. Surely it will suit their purposes to suppress what is likely to be very bad news by releasing the info right before Thanksgiving...or perhaps over the Thanksgiving break.

I wish I had a dollar for every time these guys failed to follow through. I would be nearly as rich as Bloomberg.

Of course, the class size isn't likely to be fully reliable even when it is released, because of the fundamentally flawed reporting process. But that's another story...

1 comment:

UnderAssault said...

I've been watching how infrequently ARIS has been updated this month. That's because my registers have been changing more than ever and it's been hard to keep track of who is actually in my classes.

The latest update before yesterday's (11/25) was 11/3, more than three weeks ago.

I wonder if ARIS was designed primarily as a convenience for teachers and administrators at the local school level or tied into a complex system of data analysis on a large scale, such as class size citywide.

If the latter: then 3 weeks without being updated in this crucial legal period is a disgrace.