Beth Fertig is the contributing editor for education, covering the New York City public school system for WNYC on air and online at SchoolBook.org. She has covered education in the city for more than 15 years. Beth is the author of Why cant u teach me 2 read? Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test (FSG Books) which grew out of a radio series on the low graduation rate for special education students. Follow her @bethfertig.
Bloomberg: It's Me or the U.S.S.R.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
'If the Senate passes something that differs by one word or more, it is saying to the city 'We want to resurrect the Soviet Union. We want to bring back chaos.''
If the law isn't renewed by June 30th, the city schools revert to the old Board of Education structure.