If the latest poll numbers are to be believed, Bill Thompson is now a real candidate for mayor. So it's time for all of us in the media to start treating him like one, and for him to start sounding like one.
He hardly sounded like the measured and thoughtful man we know him to be when he called fo ... More >>
We expect office-holders who are challenging other office-holders to use the powers at their disposal to politick. Comptroller Bill Thompson has laid a fat shot across Mayor Bloomberg's bow by auditing the city school graduation rates which are among the Mayor's proudest achievements. He hired Erns ... More >>
School Armageddon is upon us. Or even worse, a planned economy.
Today we find out if Mayor Bloomberg's doomsday predictions come true about what will happen if the state senate fails to renew legislation granting the mayor full control over city schools. Last week, Bloomberg thundered that letting t ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesOctober 17, 1963, Vol. VIII, No. 52Whites, Negroes Balk [at] School-Shifting PlanBy Dan BalabanSome 700 people jammed into the 500-seat auditorium of P.S. 140 at Rivington and Ridge Streets last week to discuss integrated education based on a "Pr ... More >>
How did a contact for leasing Xerox machines that was supposed to cost the Department of Education one million dollars end up jumping by more than 6,700 percent?
How did a company that was supposed to deliver restaurant supplies to school cafeterias for $15,000 end up billing the city more than $8 ... More >>
Don't like the way your kid's school is run? Then go run yourself -- for your local Community and Citywide Education Council. The CECs replaced Community School Boards in 2004. We're not sure how powerful they really are, and the DOE page about them is no help, but there are nine parents elected to ... More >>
Payroll is a large part of the city's budget, and it has occurred to Mayor Bloomberg that dropping some workers might effect some savings, says the New York Post. He is said to consider "targeted buyouts to thousands of longtime civilian employees." The Post doesn't say which sectors would be targe ... More >>