Two Years Later and Bloomberg’s “Leftovers” Still Entrenched in School System

There isn’t much to say that this list below isn’t blaring out. Mayor Bloomberg is still here and Mayor De Blasio has changed little.

UFT Leadership still plays nice with the employer, as they always have, it’s just that now they don’t have to hide it. “We have a chancellor and mayor who respect teachers and parents.” – Michael Mulgrew

Except they don’t. They don’t respect teachers and parents when a judge orders that School Leadership Teams are public and the DOE appeals. They don’t respect teachers, parents or students when grades are fixed, students are pushed through and principals and superintendents are not held accountable.

There is no respect for UFT members when contractual violations are high and grievances are denied at a rate of 98%. A 98% grievance denial at the chancellor’s level and Michael Mulgrew gives the chancellor flowers? That was the same rate of denial under Mayor Bloomberg. What would you expect when the Director of Labor Relations is Karen Solimando, a Bloomberg appointee.

One thing is for sure. One way or another, we need positive change. The change that we can control, and is within our reach, is changing our union first. All UFT members will receive an election ballot in the mail this Spring. If they vote UFT Solidarity then we will have a real chance for real change. www.UFT2016.com

You can add other “leftovers” you know of in the comments section below.

de Bloomberg. No changes. Same policies.

de Bloomberg. No changes. Same policies.

UFT Solidarity’s Presidential Candidate Francesco Portelos speaking to Panel for Educational Policy about “leftovers.”

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4 Comments

  1. Seems like Josh Wallack was appointed by Mayor de Blasio. italiangirl896@gmail.com

  2. THE FIRST THING THAT HAS TO BE DONE THE FIRST THING IS TO GET RID OF MULGREW WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THE PEOPLE WHO CAME IN DURING TH BLOOMBERG ADMINISTRATION WHO SET UP THE ACADEMY SO HE COULD GET PEOPLE INTO THE SCHOOLS WHO WERE BUSINESS PEOPLE AND THE MAJORITYOF PRINCIPALS WHO HAVE BEEN BROUGHT IN WERE BUSINESS PEOPLE AND NEVER WORKED IN SCHOOL YES THERE ARE BAD TEACHERS BUT UNDER THE BLOOMBERG ADMINSTRATION TEACHERS WHO HAD THERE YEARS IN LEFT BECAUSE THEY GOT PAID A HIGH SALARY WHAT ABOUT BLOOMBERG PUSHING FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS AN HAVING EVA MOSKOWITZ WAS NOT A EDUCATOR SHE WAS A CITY COUNCIL WOMAN SO LET ME SK ALL THESE PARENTS WHO ARE SENDING THERE CHILDREN TO CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE BEING FOOLED AND EVA HAD A VERY GOOD TEACHER MR. BLOOMBERG IT S IME TO GET OUR SCHOOLS BACK TEACHERS ARE THERE TO TEACH NOT TO TEACH CHILDREN ON HOW TO TAKE TESTS WE MUST GET PARENTS MORE INVOLVED WEATHER YOUR CHILD COMES FROM A BAD AREA OR A GOOD AREA EACH AND EVERY CHILD IS ENTITLED TO A GOOD AREA AND FOR THOSE WHO HAVE CHILDREN WITH PROBLEMS AND BELIEVE ME IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT AREA YOU COME FROM BECAUSE EACH CHILD IS AN INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE LIKE SOCIAL WORKERS GUIDANCE COUNSOLURS PEOPLE THAT KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THESE CHILDRENWHERE IS THE LOTTO MONEY GOING AND WHERE DOES OUR MAYOR GET THE NERVE TO SAY HE IS GETTING A RAISE PLUS OTHER PEOPLE AND MAYI ALSO ADD I GO BACK AS FAR AS THE 70S AN I CAN REMEMBER WHEN THE BLACK AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE PUSHING FOR BUSING BUT NOW IT IS OKAY FOR THE BLACK AFRICAN CHILDREN TODAY THAT ARE GOING TO CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THE PARENTS ARE BEING SOL A BIG BAG OF WIND TO THINKTHAT THERE CHILDREN RE GTTING A BETTER EDUCATION BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY 15 KIDS IN A CLASS AND THE PARENTS ARE BEING LED TO BELIEVE HAT BECAUSE THAT THERE READING AND MATH SCORES WERE BETTER THEN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS REMEMBER WHEN OUR MAYOR BLOOMBERG MADE THE STATEMENT THAT SINCE HE HAD CONTROL OVER THE SCHOOLS THAT A YEAR OR2 LATER THE MAYOR MADE THE STATEMENT THAT THE READING AND MATH SCORES WENT UP BUT IT CAME OUT THAT WAS NOT TRUE WHAT WE NEED IS TO GET RID OF CHARTER SCHOOLS GET OUR SCHOOLS BE PART OF A COMMUNITY AND STOP BLAMING THE TEACHERS BECAUSE THE SCORES WENT DOWN NOW OUR GOV. IS THINKING THINGS OVER BECAUSE HE HAS GOTTEN A LOT OF FLACK FROM THE PARENTS I DO NOT TRUST OUR GOV. JUST MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER OUR POLITICIANS DO SOMEONE HAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TEACHERS AND PARENTS ARE INVOLVED AND TO THE PARENTS YOU ARE MORE POWERFUL THEN YOU THINK AND WE MUST CONTINUE THIS FIGHT

  3. It seems that the whole Bloomberg/Uft plan was to have the public school system fail. Privatization of education means big money . The parents and teachers who are still in the system are very much concerned aboiut their children’ welfare . Many of them can barely pay the high rents in this city for the Wealthy ,let alone for their children’s education. So you must wonder is the plan to create a city only for the rich?! Where is the future of public education headed? I have more questions, concerns than answers as I almost enter my second year of retirement . My principal forced me to retire and I have lived semi-homeless since then only receiving 3,200 per month. He in the meantime has become a “change maker” ?! What does that mean after serving as principal in my school for 5 years / He was demoted to assistant principal. He went to Troy . He was principal there for 8 months. He remained principal here because Daddy had connections in Tweed. He demoralized and lost half the school population in his term because he was so ineffective. This was a Bloomberg plan. DiBlasio is not strong enough to change anything so a system that was failing will continue to fail until someone with more guts and knowledge comes in to rectify things.

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