Sunday, June 8, 2008
Please nominate Tweed's greatest foul-ups! from Diane Ravitch
Six years into mayoral control, it is time for an accounting.
For the sake of history and memory, can we begin to compile a Directory of Tweed's Greatest Foul-Ups? Parents and others; please contribute your nominees for this distinction by posting them on the comment section of this blog.
Here is a start:
1. The re-routing of bus routes in January 2007, leaving thousands of kids in the cold.
2. The centralization of Pre-K admissions in June 2008, leaving many children without seats.
3. The centralization of middle school admissions in June 2008, leaving many students not knowing where they would be going to school.
4. The revision of admission to Gifted programs, reducing access to these programs in many communities.
Describe the snafu. What year? Explain why it mattered. Not more than a couple of paragraphs.
The decision of the judge will be final, and the full list of nominations will be posted on the NYC education news list-serve and this blog.The winner receives an autographed copy of "The Great School Wars: A History of Public Education in NYC."
-- Diane Ravitch