Dig this investigative truth-telling by the New York Post’s Yoav Gonen on June 15: “Shamefully few city high schools are graduating students with Regents scores high enough to be considered ready for college. Only 27 of the 347 public schools had at least half their students in 2010 score a 75 on the English exam and 80 in math—which the state considers the minimum score for kids to succeed at the next level…that’s an abysmal 8 percent of all city high schools” (emphasis added).

Not a word from Bloomberg about this “wild dream” of success that “no one could have predicted.” And, Gonen adds, nine of those 27 high schools in the 8 percent of successful schools “are high-performing, specialized facilities such as Stuyvesant and Bronx Science.”

Only a tiny percentage of black students are admitted to these “specialized facilities.” Here is Tom Allon, president of Manhattan Media—and a 1980 graduate of Stuyvesant High School: “At Stuyvesant, only 12 African-American students were admitted to the freshman class this year. Latinos fared only slightly better. They comprise about 3 percent of Stuyvesant. By comparison, of the 1.1 million students in the city’s public schools, 39.9 percent are Lation and 30.1 percent are black…Schools like Stuyvesant have long been the means for immigrants and working class families to hoist their children up the ladder of American society” (Daily News, April 10).

Not under Michael Bloomberg. As of now, his likely leading successors are Ray “Stop-and-Frisk” Kelly and Christine Quinn. I haven’t heard anything from either of them on how they rate this Education Mayor and how they would begin to undo the grim future he has made for so many of our public school students. Are there other mayoral candidates who give a damn about them?

Hold the presses! This morning, just hours before this issue was uploaded to our website, the Education Mayor appeared on WNYC and gave himself this latest report card: "The school results are better than they've ever been." Well, that's certainly reassuring.

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