Anyone following the NYC chancellor fiasco?

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Anyone following the NYC chancellor fiasco?
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Fri, 04-08-2011 - 12:14pm

For those of you who don't know, NYC is the one the biggest, if not biggest district in the country with 1.1 million students. Three months ago the mayor appointed the NYC school chancellor, which is like a superintendent, and she had no experience in education at all. She is a businesswoman who didn't even attend public school. This in keeping with the latest feeling that those of us in education are all incompetent and anyone can work in a school system. :smileymad: In today's NY Times there is an opinion page where several people weigh in on why she wasn't successful. She was forced to resign yesterday. Maybe the first clue could have been when she first started she joked that birth control could solve the overcrowding problem in the city schools. Here's the link if you're interested in what happened.

http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/04/07/why-were-cathie-blacks-corporate-skills-not-enough-to-run-a-school-system

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Fri, 04-08-2011 - 7:34pm

I read the article and comments with apprehension.

Sherry
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Registered: 04-07-2002
Sat, 04-09-2011 - 10:30am

Sherry, I agree that older teachers can care just as much.

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Registered: 12-04-2000
Sat, 04-09-2011 - 2:16pm

I know what you are saying. I've met my share of burned out teachers on autopilot.

Sherry