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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

My interview on WPIX about who is really to blame about the failure of NYC schools

Here is my interview about the release of the Teacher Data Reports on WPIX news on February 23.  (Sorry for the delay -- I finally got the embed code from the producers today.)

In the segment, I make the point that the mayor is trying to use these invalid and unreliable ratings as a way to scapegoat teachers and divert attention from his failure to improve NYC schools.


Sweet Girl Tracie said...

Are you saying to blame the mayor for the ten years?


*The best line in the segment...***

NYC Educator said...

Kind of remarkable how presumptuous that reporter was. Great responses from you!

zulma said...

Love that line - "blame the mayor for the ten years? Absolutely..."

That's a statement everyone should chant at the next PEP meeting.

Leonie you rock!

Tom said...

I like your interview, though I do not agree that it's important to evaluate teachers. If ineffective teachers are not causing the problem, then they're not an important part of the solution.

The problem, which the deformers refuse to acknowledge, is the documented challenges faced by disadvantaged children. We can't begin to address the problem until we start talking about it.

Anonymous said...

Leonie - you have a perfect face for radio!

jcg said...

Wonderful interview. You shut down that reporter's 'bad-teacher frame' in a New York second.

AND, you looked marvelous!

dml381 said...

Wow Leonie! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for speaking out for us all...