The Puppet Chancellor

Joel Klein claimed that the axed 'social promotion' dissenters resigned. This was a lie.

Actually, the length of the tenure of both the mayor and his faithful chancellor depends on the New Yorkers who intend to vote next year, when the mayor is up to succeed his kingly self.

After the mayor sandbagged the vote on social promotion, Norman Fruchter, director of NYU's Institute for Education and Social Policy, told Newsday: "You don't solve instructional problems by holding kids back. If you knew what to do with them in the first place, you would have done it."

Neither Bloomberg nor Klein knew. To be continued.

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