A Timeline Journey Through the School System Under Bloomberg

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 07:05 PM

See the key events from the tumultuous past 12 years in the New York City public school system. We begin when Mayor Michael Bloomberg won mayoral control from the state in 2002 and included the highs and the lows until the recent past. New schools, shuttered schools, charter schools. New tests, new contracts, more money, money lost. Anything you want to add? Share it in the comments section below. 

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The only thing that Bloomberg has to show for 12 years of chaos is a higher graduation rate; however, many students graduated taking "credit recovery courses". These assignments are given to students who failed regular classes that they needed to graduate by the principal. There are no guide lines, rules or regulations that specify the type of assignment given or how to determine if the student "passed" the assignment needed for graduation. Its all up to the principal and it is in the principal's interest to have a high graduation rate. So graduation rate in NYC is meaningless.
In addition, the NYC community colleges have found that many of the "graduates" must take remedial courses.
In addition, the editorial writers, politicians and the public does not realize that Bloomberg's mania for data and testing has deprived our children of a through and efficient education by forcing the teachers to teach to the reading and math tests and let the rest of the state mandated curriculum go. The teachers, against their will, are required to do test prep., test prep., test prep. for a substantial part of the day.

Jul. 12 2013 04:09 PM

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