As a new mayor moves to rein in charter schools, a Bushwick administrator navigates an unclear future
Wow, former Republican senator Alphonse D'Amato and three other former high profile pols really let Mike Bloomberg have it tonight over the mayor's criticism of Bill de Blasio's use of his family in his campaign. Bloomberg told New York magazine that de Blasio has been running a campaign that smacks ... More >>
From our high schools to CUNY, New York City's numbers are in—and they are terrifying.
Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.
It's official: as of yesterday afternoon, the teachers union and the Mayor's education officials both walked out on negotiations for a teacher evaluations deal worth millions. That means that the January 17th deadline has come and went, placing New York State out of Race to the Top fund consideratio ... More >>
Those advocating to preserve the current structure of Boys and Girls High School say the New York City Department of Education has failed to calculate the role it has played in contributing to the school's drop in performance in recent years. The historic Bedford-Stuyvesant high school is facing th ... More >>
As school bells signaled the end of the day, students at PS 90 in Brooklyn greeted their parents. Moments after students began exiting the school doors, senate hopeful Rep. Congressman Bob Turner and his staff arrived and a showdown between two factions of angered parents took place. The congressma ... More >>
For the eighth (yes, eighth) time this year, an employee at a New York City public school is accused of a sexual crime involving a student. The latest: Lillian Weber School teacher's aide Hany Abdalla, who police say felt up an 8-year-old.On Monday, Abdalla was accused of making sexual comments to a ... More >>
Bloomberg aims to help the young black and Latino men he has been throwing in jail for a decade
This blogger has been to a lot of weddings. This blogger, however, was keenly excited to see 1. Mayor Bloomberg marry someone, someone not his daughter or a former mayor (the two types of people he had once vowed he would only marry), and 2. To partake, even in a small way, in the first same- ... More >>
How our mayor has given us the business
The Daily News and the Post have rushed to the defense of Fire Department exams that have given us the whitest rank and file of any big-city department in the country, with 303 black firefighters out of 8,998, a percentage that's actually lower than the last time a federal judge ruled the sam ... More >>
Funerals can be about politics, especially when the deceased is as influential as Bill Tatum was. The longtime owner of the Amsterdam News drew a crowd of hundreds at Riverside Church last Friday, and most of the speakers were politicians, including the minister who presided, Rev. Al Sharpton.None o ... More >>
Softball, campaign promises, and the miserable minority-contracting record of the Bloomberg administration
On Thanksgiving eve, a community mourns alone for yet another victim of a police shooting
The mayor's wacky allies just want some respectand a city contract
Joel Klein claimed that the axed 'social promotion' dissenters resigned. This was a lie.
Where Was the UFT? And the Principals Union?
The Teacher Boss Puts Bloomberg on the 'Bad Step'
Détente Between City Hall and Sharpton?
A Fiscal Legacy That Will Haunt the Bloomberg Years
Una Clarke Tramples on the Truth, Friends, and the Law