Friday, March 01, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg Once Again Puts His Foot In His Mouth About Class Size And Quality Teachers.

Mayor Bloomberg's continued disrespect for the teachers in the New York City Public Schools shows up again when the Mayor on his radio show stated that class size is irrelevant.  According to the Mayor it is not a problem for students if they stand rather than sit as long as their is a "quality teacher" instructing them.  In fact here was his exact words according to the NYC Public School Parent blog.

"I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest."


Can you manage standing for up to 90 minutes in a class and be expected to learn?  Furthermore, the extremely over sized classes gives a student no room to put their books down and take notes.  Finally, the noise level of having up to 70 students in a classroom where 34 students are way too much, would make it a poor environment for learning. Moreover, the billionaire Mayor sent his daughters to a private school that have average class sizes of 17 students not 70 as he proposes. How clueless the Mayor is of what really goes on in a NYC Public School classroom but what does he care?

As for Mayor Bloomberg's perception of what is a quality teacher?  It is obvious to all that the teacher must be young, cheap, and temporary and not cost the City money for a pension and retiree health benefits.  The Mayor's ideal teacher would be those Teach For America recruits who are in the classroom for two years and go on to their real profession such as a lawyer, an Administrator, or a hedge fund manager to name a few.  His attack on NYC teachers by trying to get a "LIFO BILL" passed by the State Legislature is a prime example of what lengths the Mayor would do to eliminate senior teachers from the NYC schools.

The only thing the Mayor has been successful in doing is the closing of  schools and dumping "high needs" students in schools he would like closed in the future.  Oh yes, let's not forget the co-location and expansion of Charter and small schools.

It is a good thing that the Mayor is a lame duck with only 300 days left and the quicker those 300 days pass, the better.  Under the Bloomberg Administration teacher disrespect is at a new high and any Mayor that is elected can only be an improvement...I hope.
"I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest." - See more at: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/#sthash.9WaNuRrV.dpuf"I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest." - See more at: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/#sthash.9WaNuRrV.dpuf






I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest." - See more at: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/#sthash.9WaNuRrV.dpuf

I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest." - See more at: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/#sthash.9WaNuRrV.dpuf
I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest." - See more at: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/#sthash.9WaNuRrV.dpuf
I got in trouble every time I say this. But I would do anything to have better quality teachers, even if it meant bigger class size, even if it meant them standing rather than sitting. That's what really makes a difference. That human being that looks the student in the eye, adjusts the curriculum based on instinct what's in the child's interest." - See more at: http://nycpublicschoolparents.blogspot.com/#sthash.9WaNuRrV.dpuf

8 comments:

Pissed Off said...

My college class has only 18 this semester. I am the same teacher this term as I was last term, and the term before but I know I will reach more students now as I really can look them each in the eye and make sure they are doing what they should be doing.

TeachmyclassMrMayor(andyoutooMrMulgrew) said...

And I bet Mr. Gambling, could not muster any sort of f...you know what, I didn't have to listen, and know there was no asking of the obvious question by his lapdog. And all I am thinking is very profane thoughts about what Mr. Gambling was doing during the "show", so I better just stop there. I bet his grandfather would be so proud.

Anonymous said...

During his Rambling today Bloomberg also stated that if people need to loose weight they should eat less. How is that for inspiration. By the way, his campaign against Guns will have as much success as his education agenda. Too bad, but I do hope the little egomaniac spends the next 300 days trying to have sensible gun control laws passed. I truly believe he needs to evaluated for mental stability as his comments are becoming more and more irrational.

Anonymous said...

HI chaz.Your blog is very helpfull. However,Did youever think how very few uft members ever heard about it???

Anonymous said...

Dear Chaz.Your blog is a great service to those uft members who read it.What percentage of the membership read your blog???

Anonymous said...

One way to tell uft members is word of mouth. I tell teachers to read this blog, but I can't say who follows through. I think if 1 in 5 does, that's more than 0.

sean crowley said...

Gotta love these clowns droning on about great teachers. Bloomers wouldn't know a great teacher if she told him to his face he sucks and so do all of his rephormy little notions about class size and excellence. What an insufferably wee little shite.

Justin Max said...

Despite these campaigns, the number of students attending college classes is not increasing at a rapid rate. However, one cannot consider the image as the overall education scenario in the country.