Jeanne A. Curley

We are all the same, you know. Keep in mind, when your favourite MAGA commentator is trashing what ever it is we are all supposed to detest this 7 days, that we are very likely as not on next week’s menu. 

I have bought a really like-hate romantic relationship with the Publish. They have 1 of the incredibly finest instruction reporters I’ve at any time found in Sue Edelman. She’s relentlessly curious and inquisitive, and doesn’t wait to converse to serious reside lecturers to get data she wouldn’t listen to from the Tweedies. 

NY Periods education reporters, even when they deign to stage off their pedestals, can not be bothered hunting for details of check out that diverge from their individual. Reality be instructed, their level of perspective is not significantly distinctive from that of the Write-up, despite all the converse about their currently being “liberal.”

By natural means, Chalkbeat highlighted this Post editorial. Nevertheless it seems evidence totally free, they deemed it deserving of mention in their morning spherical up. The Article is delighted that Adams obtained two additional many years of mayoral control, but regrets that it wasn’t four. Nowhere in this piece do they give any rationale for extending it, or any proof by any means that mayoral command assists any one (allow by yourself city little ones, who benefit only 1 cursory point out).

The Put up looks to presume we all just know that mayoral command is a great matter. And I suppose, experienced you been relying on that individual web site for facts, you’d buy that. The Publish complains regulate is being watered down by extension of the PEP, and I can only infer that it truly is a poor detail. Of training course, having been to PEP meetings, it is extremely distinct to me that the PEP has been a rubber stamp for the mayor, and that general public reviews meant unquestionably almost nothing at these meetings. 

Basically, although the headline requires mayoral management, that is not really the topic. The primary subject matter is the perfidy of the United Federation of Teachers (and if you happen to be wanting to know who that is, it is us). The Assembly are “pawns of the lecturers union.” That is why they are extending the PEP and offering Adams only two yrs, evidently. Also, Hochul is terrible for obtaining gone together with this. The Write-up gives her no credit rating at all for failing to sign the class size monthly bill, which they despise, and urges us to vote for her Republican opponent. 

Acquire a seem at this:

Point is, the UFT has normally hated mayoral handle. It fought versus it when it was to start with proposed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2002 — and anytime its renewal arrived up.

The point is, I am sorry to say, is that UFT has regularly supported mayoral management. I feel that is a substantial error, and I wrote against it in the Day-to-day Information back again in 2009. Diane Ravitch, in The Dying and Life of the Great American School Method, goes into chapter and verse about how mayoral manage is a favored software of billionaires to thwart all that messy democracy that people today who do not personal the NY Submit feel to like. It is really a terrible program, and it’s at its extremely worst in New York Town, where by it is really amounted to mayoral dictatorship. Ideally, it will be enhanced by PEP enlargement, but only time will inform. 

As for class dimensions reduction, the Submit just hates it. Not only that, but as regular, they give no real explanation, apart from that it’s somehow very good for the UFT. Just about anything that tends to make us happy is dreadful, a waste of dollars. Even bigger lessons signify less bills, and fewer bills means much more revenue in the pockets of Rupert Murdoch. (In fairness, he’s heading through a divorce, so he might need to have the added odd billion listed here and there.)

It truly is genuinely disappointing that these a badly believed out piece of crap like this passes for an editorial. If you assume that class dimensions is meaningless, mayoral regulate is fantastic, and operating instructors are poor, it’s just wonderful. Having said that, the writers of this piece did not trouble giving evidence for any of that. Were I to generate this kind of a piece, I couldn’t get it published wherever.

That’s why fellas like Murdoch acquire their possess newspapers, and cable networks, and Supreme Court docket Justices. That is why they fight so challenging for boogiemen to vilify. Usually there would be some thing akin democracy, and who who wants that?  Don’t forget, when you hear them talk about CRT, and trans people, and no matter what other boogeymen they appear up with, we’re right there on their checklist of scapegoats, wherever and anytime it turns into convenient. In truth, somebody on Fox just termed us “the KKK with summers off.”

I’m not at all shocked to see them projecting their racism on us, and you will find a great deal of precedent for authoritarians going just after teachers. It is really going on listed here and now, and this is just the beginning. 

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