In School: The 'Success' of Failure

'The Dropout Rate Is Rising'

Bloomberg should focus on the school "where students fear for their safety," and on the 17 others in the list of what the Post calls "Halls of Shame." And he then should ask Harold Levy, the members of the Board of Education, the superintendent of the district, and a whole lot of other people paid by the city to educate children how the hell they justify their salaries.

In 1987, the Times' Bob Herbert, then a columnist for the Daily News, wrote: "If there was any justice, the chancellor would have been jailed, along with all the other politicians and bureaucrats who brought the school system to ruin and betrayed a generation of students." Many thousands of students are still being betrayed.

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