Monday, May 20, 2019
Is Chancellor Richard Carranza A Racist?
Susan Edelman of the New York Post writes many insightful articles and is my favorite columnist. However, I must disagree with her latest article which she seems to side with four White female DOE administrators who are planning to file a lawsuit that Chancellor Richard Carranza is a racist
One must look in the history of the DOE and see that many of the high level administrators were selected during the Bloomberg/Klein era. These administrators were mostly Black and White, with very few Hispanics and Asians.. When Carmen Farina became Chancellor she failed to "clean house". and kept 80% of the Bloomberg era administrators in place. This made sense since Carmen Farina was part of the "old gang" as a Deputy Chancellor under Chancellor Joel Klein before being pushed out by Joel Klein in favor of Eric Nadelstern.
For example she kept her close friend and incompetent Superintendent Amiee Horowitz, despite her repeated failures. She also kept Dorita Gibson as a Deputy Chancellor, despite her sickness and couldn't perform her duties. Carmen Farina was part of the problem and not the solution to cleaning up the DOE.
If I was the Chancellor and decided to clean house, many of the people that I would ask to retire, resign, or be demoted would be the Black and White high level administrators and replace them with a more diverse talent pool. That means that there would be less Black and White administrators and more Hispanic and Asian administrators.
Chancellor Carranza is not anti-white as the article seems to insinuate but simply a changing of the guard from the Bloomberg era administrators to what the present administration represents.