Education Funding

New NYC Schools Leader Promises Civility, Layoffs

By Anthony Rebora — April 18, 2011 1 min read

The good news for New York City teachers is that Dennis Walcott, the newly named schools chancellor, wants to bring greater civility to school-reform discussions and has pledged that “you will never hear me say a bad thing about [teachers].” The bad news is that he’s still planning to lay off thousands of teachers.

On NYC Educator’s blog, Miss Eyre finds this to be a peculiar form of goodwill-building, while NYC Educator himself charges Walcott with blatant hypocrisy:

If you want to do better, Mr. Walcott, we're all ears. Please don't insult our intelligence by placing a ribbon on the same old garbage we've been hearing for the last long, long decade.

Tough crowd, to say the least. ...

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Teaching Now blog.