Saturday, March 10, 2018

Will The New Chancellor Eliminate The Bloomberg Ideology That Permeates The DOE?






















Starting in April, the new Chancellor, Richard Carranza, will take over the New York City school system.  Obviously, any substantial changes will have to wait till the next school year,  Hopefully, he will do what Carmen Farina failed to do and that is to "clean house" at the DOE.  Carmen Farina was as much the problem rather than the solution as she retained 80% of the Bloomberg policymakers.  Already, Carmen Farina has transferred her close friend and failed Renewal Superintendence, Amiee Horowitz. to a position she will still oversee after her retirement. I can only hope that the new Chancellor will get rid of the many Bloomberg era policymakers that has made the DOE the enemy of the classroom teachers.

In particular, Mr. Carranza should eliminate the destructive Fair Student Funding formula that discriminates against veteran teachers.  Worse yet, the schools are only funded at between 88% to 90% of their fair funding while the DOE's Central Bureaucracy was cited by Controller Scott Stringer for increasing their expenses by 24% since 2012, while teacher overhead increased by only 12%.

Bring back unit based hiring that will encourage principals to hire veteran teachers without being penalized in their budget while eliminating any financial advantage to hire "newbie" teachers as it is presently.

Eliminate the ATR pool by allowing ATRs first choice in vacancies in their district.  No teacher outside the district can be hired until all ATRs in the district are placed.

Reduce class sizes and ensure properly certified teachers are teaching in their content specialty.

Have a "zero tolerance policy" on academic fraud and eliminate the "double standard"when disciplining teachers and administrators.

Finally, the new Chancellor should reach out to the teachers and not just the union leadership as Carmen Farina did.  The new Chancellor should allow teachers to teach the way that is best for their students and not be micromanaged by administrators.  Furthermore,  eliminate the Charlotte Dainelson rubric for evaluating teachers and reduce observations from 4 to 2 a year.  Finally, eliminate the useless and worthless PD that makes Monday and Tuesday a living hell for teachers.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

You forgot to talk about the enormous increase in false verbal abuse and corporal punishment accusations.

How they solicit fraudulent comments from kids and their parents by talking badly about you behind your back.

This is also litigable because they are damaging your reputation.

Maybe another class action lawsuit for that.

The new Chancellor should FIRE all of them. There's no place in a good school system for all this fraud.

It sounds like an Amazon company tactic where they are willing to lose money for years in order to achieve a business goal of capturing market share.

Well they definitely can be fired and should be fired. Many don't have solid credentials for working with the education of children. Others are just using up valuable resources and not adding anything worthwhile in return.

Anonymous said...

How likely are these changes to happen?

Do you think he is more progressive and will work with teachers to better serve the schools?

Glad he came up through ranks and has strong teaching experience.

Clean house and put the resources back into the school now!

Anonymous said...

Chancellor...

Start with investigating Namita Dwarka of Bryant HS, Queens NY.


Anonymous said...

The check is in the mail, of course i'm wearing protection, your getting a cherry of a car and, lets make America great again. It must be nice to fantasize. It will be business as usual in the doe. Don't forget he was 2nd choice!

Anonymous said...

"Meet the new boss; same as the old boss"
The Who

Anonymous said...

"Meet the new boss; same as the old boss".
The Who

Anonymous said...

Maybe a little...but The Pinstripe Pirates (Ivy League) always win...especially when they are so entrenced @ Tweed. Wasn't it Shakespeare who wrote "kill the lawyers"?

Anonymous said...

How abt checking on the abusive principal of Tottenville h.s. i tis amazing how this man still has a job

Bronx Teacher said...

Pay Schumer was Giants 3rd choice. So what?

Anonymous said...

The looming shortage will eliminate the persecution of veteran teachers.

retired teacher said...

I am waiting for the first phoney posed picture of the newbie chancellor looking over the shoulder of a student or staff member using a computer. This picture will appear in the United Teacher along with a story of how the new chancellor will meet with Mulgrew. It is basically a kabuki that is repeated every time there is a new chancellor.

He'll find he's not in Frisco any more.


ATR 25/55 said...

11:14 - put down the crack pipe! For any profession to devalue and harass veteran employees is suicidal, yet that is what has been happening with the DOE. It is, and always will be since Doomberg, all about the money that Tweed believes it will save from driving out higher-paid teachers. That it casts fear among its workers, as well as discouraging loyalty from rookie teachers (who see what's in store from them down the road), does not matter. Again, there will be two more % raises this spring, and the first of the three higher retro payments this October, which will ramp up the pressure on vets to retire/leave early, or face 3020a hearings. THEY DON'T CARE! More ATRs will be created and harassed, and the only protection will be civil service LIFO, not the Vichy UFT.

Anonymous said...

Is there an unspoken rule now that all new educational leaders in our big cities must be latino/black?

In NYC we had the latina Farina, then the Miami latino dud, now a texas latino.

Is this what race replacement looks like?

Anonymous said...

The new chancellor should interview principals, assistant principals and DOE administrative staff. The first question he needs to present is how willing are they to work with veteran staff because he favors veteran staff. Weed out the venom to restore collaboration and professionalism within the profession. Get rid of administrators that are not true educators and just want the paycheck to fulfill their psychopathic tendencies.

Anonymous said...

Yes because bill DeBlasios wife selects them.

Anonymous said...

In 1999 Rudy Crew fired 5 Superintendents. Let's pray for a Deja vu scenario.

Highly Effective King Clovis said...

Time will tell. I am optimistic that things may change for the better. But we won't know until he takes over and presents his ideas for the DOE.

Prehistoric pedagogue said...

To 3:46 PM As far as I know, Fariña and, for that matter, the first choice, Carvalho are both
Of European descent. If you’re going to be a bigot at least try not to be so obviously ignorant. You’re giving the other racists A bad name

Anonymous said...

Regardless of whether they are European, the Spanish and Portuguese from Europe are considered "hispanic" and "Latino". Although they may not like it or agree.

Anonymous said...

They will probably continue with the same failed policies of letting principals destroy our schoools.

Prehistoric pedagogue said...

No, genius Latino refers to people who is ancestry is Latin American. So although they might be Hispanic they are definitely not Latino

Anonymous said...

Genius, what the previous poster was keying in on is that they are all Spanish background. And why so? It's fair to say s pattern has emerged. Why not Greek or Chinese? Seems the person who is selecting them is biased.

Prehistoric pedagogue said...

Sorry again, genius. Carvalho neither Latino nor Hispanic. He’s potuguese. Might as well be French. What’s ur problem anyway? Does it really matter what the ethnic background of the next Chancellor is? It’s going to be the same shit

Anonymous said...

Sorry to you genius. The Portuguese are Spanish therefore Hispanic!
It seems YOU are the one with racial issues. Look how hard YOU are trying to shake off the Hispanic and Latino label as if it's something to be ashamed of while European is more desirable.
They are HISPANIC ! That's what they are.