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.

67 comments:

Anonymous said...

Um , i think we have to wonder why ALL, or most of the APs and principals in black schools are minority. That is almost a statistical impossibility unless they are doing it purposely. It isnt a good feeling when you are white and you are outnumbered 34 to 1 in the classroom and 54 to 3 on staff, and then treated like shit because you are white. White people in the doe are easy targets. It is actually an uncomfortable feeling.

Anonymous said...

Have you noticed Jews getting sucker punched and spit on by blacks in the streets? It is on the news every day.

Anonymous said...

Its quite obvious that Carranza leads the new wave of anti white rhetoric and renewed affirmative action. Since when is it ok for administrators to be nearly illiterate and have little to no knowledge and experience. Why are these people replacing the prior generation? You guessed it.

Teachers and society have watched the disintegration of schools for decades due to the lack of parenting. Its a shame that NYC has produced a majority of unemployable minority students.

The dumbing down phenomena must end. Cut the bullshit. Add vocational training as a priority. Stop requiring reagents and other non attainable goals to the mass of students who are destined for failure. Teach them to use their hands and minds. Experiential learning works. Dewey spelled it out a long time ago. Place these kids in programs early to get them ready for work. The diplomas being handed out are worthless to the intelligent world. It has nothing to do with color. If The students are not truly college bound then we as a system are preparing them for very, very little.

The race card is political.Diversity is here to stay. Allow the cream of the crop to rise. Its because they earned it. Doing well in school is cool.
Our elementary schools are good. Its way happens in middle schools through graduation that destroys the generations.

I can go on but I will let the forum provide more analysis. Teachers don't see the color of students. They see people who they must provide education and the value of it to survive and prosper.

Have a great day. Summer is almost here.

Anonymous said...

What is the problem? Are the Asian kids making it difficult for the teachers to conduct their lessons? Are the Asian kids making it hard to learn in the classroom for the other diverse students? Who is keeping the black and Hispanic kids from achieving in school? Is like to know.

Anonymous said...

I guess bloomberg and klein never hired any hispanic people? Is that it? So all these evil people from the bloomberg era are all white and black only? And now the hispanics are going to come to the rescue? Stay tuned my bat friends same bat channel same bat time.

Anonymous said...

I hope you are right. I agree with your assessment. The article, for political reasons, implies that the staff leaving are somehow victims. Based upon the last 15 years or so, we can laugh at that angle. The Chancellor can remove half the people in Tweed and other offices and it would probably either help, or we would not even notice.

My only concern is, that any kind of new top-down strategy to vilify groups of teachers, does not get pushed into schools through some kind of roll-out. They can play their Hunger Games at Tweed if they want, but schools should not become battlegrounds for it.

Anonymous said...

Chaz......I can't believe you suggested that you'd replace the retiring whites with minorities, purely based on skin/ethnicity. Absolutely a disgusting and racist thought.

Please explain......

Chaz said...

I did not say that. I simply said that that I would recruit on a race neutral basis which would probably increase Asian and Hispanic number of administrators.

Anonymous said...

Chaz 134:

Yes you did....

"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"

Shame on you.

Anonymous said...

Bloomy mostly hired only White women and flamboyant gay men.

Anonymous said...

Increasing the no. of Asian and Hispanics is not a "race neutral" policy.

Anonymous said...

There should be armed guards in the largely orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.I noticed that its the teenage black kids that are the attackers. What's their rationale? Is it a gang ritual? Who's the brains behind this? Black hatred of whites is very prominent. How do I know? I'm a doe teacher for 30 years.

Anonymous said...

Can someone validate what I heard is going on in June for the next Regents exams. Certain schools such as my school, Flushing High School, supposedly have a pilot program in which ENL students and ISS students, not gen ed, students can take exams over multiple days. I know FHS is doing this. Doesn't this promote cheating? What is to stop students from looking up passages on-line and getting answers from their friend? Are they going to make them sign a useless sworn statement not to talk about the tests? Are they going to be sequestered? It sounds like were are encouraging students to cheat more and more. Looks like the ends justify the means. Can someone shed light on this and does the Board of Regents know of this?

Anonymous said...

Chaz WTF? You of all people should have a pulse in what's going on in the schools as far as race is concerned. White teachers, white teachers with Republican viewpoints, white teachers with 20 plus years, and generally any white teacher is at the mercy of a system that believes that "white supremacy" exists. That being said, Carranza, DeBlassio, and the UFT have basically thrown white teachers in front of the bus.To me a math problem is a math problem, a science problem a science problem, etc. It should nake no difference the color of that educators skin. Additionally, I have worked under many fine hard working black and Latino supervisors who I personally had no problem with. However, there were many minority hires of candidates where one would have to scratch their head. The system in my opinion has gotten into the let's get someone from the neighborhood because the students can relate better to them. To me Carranza is racist, and his attempt to integrate schools like Bronx High School of Science will be the final nail in the coffin of the NYC DOE.

Anonymous said...

Illegal aliens have caused the outbreak of measles again in the US. In the year 2000 the US officially ended the measles disease with the invention of the vaccine which was being administered to the point of a generational wipe out of the measles in this country and officially declared by the US as eradicated in the year 2000.

However illegal aliens flooding this country with several type diseases have brought the problem back to this country. Turns out that the parents who refused to vaccinate their children and then send them to schools - where illegal aliens also go to school - caused the measles outbreak because the children who did not vaccinate got the disease from illegal aliens. I thought this was a fascinating factual problem that this country has had to face AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

This comment section is filled with lunatics. The measles outbreak is from illegal immigrants? It has nothing to do with the people who are choosing to not get vaccinated against the infection? Black teenagers are attacking orthodox jews? Yet I've never seen an instance of this even though I live and teach in these neighborhoods nor has the news reported such. And then the racial fear mongering here. These people make me ashamed to be a teacher.

Anonymous said...

Chaz....do you like black people....reading your posts over the years...I get the feeling you don’t.

Anonymous said...

Actually, according to Edelman, Algar and Feis' 5/20 piece in the Post, objectivity is a white thought crime.
So, math and scientific facts are racist, because they rest on they ideas of Objectivity.


Get with the program. Or is it the pogrom?

Gulag #65

Chaz said...

Anon 12:27

Besides being an asshole, you're a racist as well.

Anonymous said...

How ironic. It sucks to be an administrator or supervisor at any level in this climate. Any time they exercise their authority to remove people, they are automatically accused of either being racists, harassing, sexually harassing, misogynists,discrimination or simply mean spirited.
Makes me nervous about becoming an assistant principal, just got my SBL. The media and blogs like this don't get all of the facts to even assess if the termination was warranted. They automatically judge the admin as the problem which is not always the case.

Anonymous said...

I don’t have a record of posts that beg the question....by you and other posters....you don’t even know me, but by reading your posts, I know you....and quite frankly I find that you allow racism to fester here on your blog....

Chaz said...

Anon 9:04

Obviously, you can't read if you are claiming I am anti-Black.

It just proves your an ignorant racist.

Joe said...

@8:46 this policy was adopted last December and is only for ELL students who take 2 or more regents exams in the same day. These students get double or more time for each exam, which makes it hard to do multiple exams on same day. Policy basically says, they take first exam, then in afternoon, Coordinator rips exam in half and gives student just part one of afternoon exam. They leave.. Come back in morning and Coordinator gives them the second half of the exam. There is alot of paperwork involved, prinicpal needs to go in ats and designate each ell they want to give this accommodation to, they have to fax a form to state ed to keep in file, etc. Not all ells will be qualified for this, only if they are deemed to need extended time and verified by principal .. Do a simple Google search for nys ells next day Testing. It will be first pdf with all facts on topic.. Hope this helps.

Chaz said...
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Anonymous said...

I can read just fine.....just so I can show others how you and other white teachers use your platform as the Stormfront for disillusioned and bitter white teachers who loathe teaching children of color but are stuck in their teaching jobs and can’t leave the profession.....there is evidence going back years on your blog demonstrating this....you can’t deny it....you allow for it to be posted...now who is the racist??? Oh right...I am....lol.

Anonymous said...

Carranza is unqualified for his job; hired by DeBlasio who is unqualified for his job. Together, they hire administrators who are unqualified for their jobs and so on. This is just a mess with no end in sight. The DOE has sunk so low in the past 20 years and still sinking!

I am not sure if it is funny or scary that Carranza actually thinks he has earned his position.

Chaz said...

12.13


Just like I said before, you are an ignorant racist and I have no use for people like you.

Anonymous said...

This is pretty much an open forum and chaz is letting the readers post what they are posting because this is the voice of the people in this industry. Sites like twitter and facebook are fake sites which practice censorship to the point of a communist like mentality.

Anon said...

9:44
While I agree with you about measles, Black teenagers are indeed attacking Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn. It was on NY1 this week, a 400% increase over last year. I have seen it on the "G" train, heard about the attacks word of mouth, and felt it upside my head, in an attempt by 6 Black teenagers to play the "Knockout game" with me. I have dark hair and a beard, but hail from a different tribe. Denial is not making things better for anyone, and perhaps knowing the facts before branding people "lunatics" will help you to interpret reality more coherently. The Nazis also denied attacking Jews, so be careful which side of history you choose.
Peace.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I worked with Chaz and he is a fair-minded teacher who treated all his students with respect, regardless of their skin color or religion.

Shame on you for for calling Chaz anti-black.

Anonymous said...

Dear 12:13

I went into teaching in public schools instead of private schools because I didn't care if the kids were white, black, brown or purple; I just wanted to get them excited by science. Over a quarter century of teaching, I made some observations based on the experiences I personally had. The first student to act out in any class was usually a black student. Not every time, but overwhelmingly most of the time. The students who were wandering the halls, often in groups, when they should have been in class were usually black students. Virtually every student who called me a filthy name was black. And every student who ever told me, "F___ you, I gonna kill you with a gun!" was black. Oh, there were variations in the rough schools I taught in, like, "F___ you, I gonna kill you with a knife!" or "F___ you, I gonna find you after school and jump your ass!" but the student saying stuff like that was always black. I never had a white kid say stuff like that, nor a Hispanic kid, nor a Chinese kid. They certainly had their own misbehaviors, but nothing like that.

The wonderful thing about this country is that everyone can get a free education. It's there, just waiting for you to take advantage of it. I would painstakingly lay out an educational buffet every single day, with visual material, written material, hands-on activities, all designed to appeal to different kinds of learners and make the material accessible. Most of the kids who pushed away from the table were black. Sorry, but that is what was so. Certainly there were some black kids who were sweeter than pie, a delight to work with, always the first to raise their hand to answer questions, unfailingly respectful. Unfortunately, other black kids in the class would ridicule these kids, tell them they were "acting white".

I made repeated offers to give extra help during certain periods. The students who showed up were Hispanic, Asian, white, some from other countries--generally missing in this assemblage were black students. They simply were not interested in putting in enough work to pass the class, even if help was available to help them do it.

Now I'm sure you are going to have a real hissy fit about my experiences because they don't fit your narrative, but they have been faithfully recounted here. I did not invent or embellish them. This is what happened. Certainly, you will shrilly cry, "Racist!" because that is the extent of your pathetic panoply. And I could care less.

You claim you never heard of black teenagers attacking Orthodox Jews, yet it was just in the news. So were stories describing the diseases being brought into the U.S. by illegal aliens. It seems you only see the "truth" that you want to see, facts be damned.

I know Chaz personally; he was always a fine and fair minded teacher. You, on the other hand, are an idiot who makes Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez look like a flaming genius. And yeah, you are RACIST.

Anonymous said...

@12:04 The calling card of all racists, "I'm just calling it like I see it" as they proceed to roll out anecdotal stories they generalize to fit an entire group. Also, in terms of the news, unless you are reading Breitbart and their ilk, there has not been a single story showing immigrants are bringing diseases. If there have, please show me. Also, it's strange that you are quick to point out the black students allegedly attacking Orthodox Jews yet never once point out the two shooters targeting jews who were both white.

But I guess you're just calling it how you see it.

Also, in terms of Chaz, I agree, nothing in his post history has seemed racist to me and his posts are generally pretty helpful which is why I continue to come back to this site. However, he sure does allow a lot of racist commenters on his board and as far as I recall, free speech does not apply to private ownership so don't try rolling out that tired line either.

Anonymous said...

These commenters "don't know that" [the attacks on Jews] because they don't care to look it up on their phone.
That tells you all you need to know about them.

Here are just some of the news stories from the last few months. By the way, the NYPD reports that 57% of the hate crimes in NYC since the start of 2019 have been against Jews.


Go to the end for a sampling of the attacks in the last year.
https://www.wnyc.org/story/attacks-against-jews-crown-heights-stir-old-fears-and-new-dialogue/


https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Man-attacked-in-Brooklyn-by-assailant-who-called-him-fing-Jew-589007/amp

Anonymous said...

The Chancellor is not a racist. How could anyone ever think such a thing. The fact is he is a REVERSE RACIST. The "blame whitey for everything" is his mantra.

ATR 25/55 said...

12:04
Bravo! I can confirm the observations I have had these past 8 years as an ATR travelling throughout Queens High Schools. Anywhere in South Queens, Far Rock, Jamaica were scary due to the population. In schools such as Forest Hills, LIC, Queens Vocational, Francis Lewis, Grover Cleveland, the black population was small, yet they were the ones causing the majority of problems, walking the halls, etc. Look at Cardozo HS - the past two years have seen an influx of students coming in from Rosedale and other parts of South Queens via the buses, and that school is now filled with hallwalkers, kids smoking in stairwells, and verbal abuse to the staff. You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out why. But the responses are always the same - 1) Racism is to explain why it happens & 2) You're a racist for noticing reality.

waitingforsupport said...

@3:50: Some folks just can't or won't see the forest through the trees.

Anonymous said...

When we release so many of these thugs into society after high school is over, they are not qualified to work and they form mobs. Some act alone. Where do they get money fort things they want? They rob, burglarized, and mug innocent people. Lets not blame any specific race. But I suggest those who want to validate this commentary do some research and follow the news. Oh yeah. I forgot to mention the prison pipeline.

Anonymous said...

12:04 Your post while depressing is spot right on and I am sure that you are a fine teacher and no where near a racist as some other readers seem to think you are for pointing out the obvious. I can double down on everything you stated as absolute truth as I have witnessed the same behavior throughout my career in the nycdoe.

There was an article in the news that spoke about how people in the food service industry i.e. waiters or food servers spoke about their customers and how their customers treat them regarding respect and of course tipping. Overwhelming most food servers stated that they do not want or hate to serve on black customers because they are always rude and never leave anywhere near a good tip or tip at all. Look it up a yahoo story with interviews...

Anonymous said...

@5:38 I never denied attacks against Jews, I merely pointed out the two biggest attacks in recent months have been perpetrated by white men, not the black students you guys clearly hate so much. Still waiting for the stories demonstrating immigrants are bringing in diseases by the wY.

Finally, if you all hate the students so much, please, stop teaching them. You're doing more harm than good.

Anonymous said...

@waitingforaclue pretending to know what your talking about isn't the same as knowing!

waitingforsupport said...

Damn...this is a great place to get confirmation that despite some folks being "educated", they can remain ignorant. We are in deep doo doo.

waitingforsupport said...

Let's just pray for our country. Let's pray for those killed/wounded by mass shooters in our schools and places of worship. These evil animals are ruining the country.

Jonathan Halabi said...

Chaz,

I agree with your point, but I'm horrified at what appears in your comments section.

Jonathan

Anonymous said...

The vast majority of incarcerated individuals in America are black. Yet, the black population makes up only a small percentage of the population. I don't want to hear about underprivileged etc. nonsense when in my experience black students were basically unmotivated caused most of the discipline problems and ran most schools in NYC DOE amok. They come to school with no homework, pen, and paper. They eat the free lunch and breakfast; yet they wear $300 Air Jordans. This problem was not caused by "white peoples", Jews, or anyone else but by Black people themselves that don't value education, hard work, and family structure.

Chaz said...

Jonathan

Everybody is entitled to their own opinion and I try to keep my comment section as an open forum.

I certainly don't agree with the extreme right or left but I try not to censor them.

Anonymous said...

Agreed. It is scary that these people are teachers of students of color, especially black students. They are quick to talk about negativity but NEVER praise positive aspects, rather they wish to perpetrate the stereotypes of the " BLACK BRUTES." Of all the stories in the news and on Facebook of black students excelling, especially, in college, these commenters who hate black students never will acknowledge them. They prefer to dish out hate. They are truly HATERS of Black people. To them I say we see you. You are fooling no one.

Anonymous said...

I guess poor "Jonathan" is going to have to read all the blogs as he is frightened by the comments...poor fellow.....try going on twitter or facebook and see that they censor everything and the supposedly open forum is actually a forum controlled by shadow people hired in the middle east to watch every word we Americans write for a buck a day. Talk about frightening...

Anonymous said...

Dude...these "Af.Amer. we.speakin if here...r a subculture to themselves...they consider it is their.right to live off the race card the rest if their days...make no mistake...and U say this knowing that there r "black" people alk over the world who I can't shine their shoes...u either with The Program...or not...an these welfare staters "aint"...

Anonymous said...

These FIVE high schools were closed for poor performance in Brooklyn: South Shore , Tilden, Erasmus, Canarsie, and Jefferson. These FIVE high schools in Brooklyn were NOT closed: Murrow, Dewey, New Utrecht, Telecommunications and Lincoln. Ummmmm need I say more? And by the way, the schools that remained open are NOT screened schools. So don't even go there!!
They remained open for quite obvious reasons.... the student population who actually give a damn about education.
So again, need I say more?

Jonathan Halabi said...

Chaz,

I think there is a difference between not censoring comments and allowing open racists to hide behind a hood of anonymity.

Jonathan

Anonymous said...

Is he a racist? Do bears shit in the woods? DeBlasio is a racist too - against whites! So tired of being maligned because I am white. I treat every student the same no matter what their race or religion. So to tell us to treat blacks/hispanics etc. differently and giving them a handicap in getting into special programs and schools sends a message that they are truly not equal. So who is the true racist???

Anonymous said...

reading the comments make me see that it is quite ok to say bad things about whites but God Forbid anything is said against blacks or hispanics.

Anonymous said...

Carranza is worldwide news now. Fighting white supremacy in NYC schools. He wants to ghettoize all schools. Next year the reagents are in Ebonics.

Anonymous said...

Next years tests are in Ebonics. Most city grandmothers want their daughter baby's to opt out

Anonymous said...

Highest suspensions are of Hispanic students in largest school district in NYC. District 24. The Superintendent is a sleep at the wheel. If Carranza was truly concerned he would have gotten rid of the district 24 leadership a long time ago.
click on student discipline 2017-2018
https://infohub.nyced.org/reports-and-policies/government/intergovernmental-affairs/suspension-reports

ed notes online said...

Anyone who says they don't see race is a liar. It is the first thing people notice. Many black kids for a century had only white teachers. Look at these comments. Do you think some of them had some elements of racism? A century ago Jewish kids didn't have many Jewish teachers as the system was mostly dominated by Irish teachers. Do you think there was no anti-semitism in that group of teachers? I as a Jew expect there will be antisemitism from many non-Jews even friends.

Jonathan is right about this - if people want to rant about race they should not be anonymous and this blog helps encourage them. For the record, I was in the classroom for almost 30 years and never had any white kids. I only had the top class twice. My experience with black and Latino kids was 90% positive. (I just saw on FB one of them now 50 got yet another degree). I still have relationships with some of them and even was invited to some weddings where my wife and I were among the few whites and were treated royally.

In the late 80s and early 90s I followed one of my black students who was a great basketball player and was involved with his high school team and got to hang out with many black teen age boys on the team over 4 years. At times they came to my house to play video games on my computer (which so few people had in those years). I had some kids sleep over at times. My wife found them so polite and respectful. And some later on didn't live past 18. But That experience gave me lots of insights and was an very positive experience. Were they angels? No. But I learned so much and found some of my previous attitudes about young black boys were distorted. One of the best lessons on race in my life.

Anonymous said...

Ed you are such an old fool it’s embarrassing

Anonymous said...

hey ed a great basketball player is what really speaks the truth about these kids you really have been left in the dust

Anonymous said...

@2:52 What makes him a fool? Because he doesn't condemn others for playing the victim while simultaneously playing the victim himself? Or because he calls out racism when he sees it?

Anonymous said...

Ed congratulations on befriending some “black kids”. I guess that makes you better than the rest of us right? I have read your Ed Notes.; it is clearly censored. At least Chaz has the balls to allow teachers to vent their viewpoints unlike EdNotes. Additionally, it seems that you have been out if the game for too long and have clearly lost touch with what is happening in the schools today; especially to “hire Jewish” male teachers. Perhaps you could ask one of your former black students for their input into fixing the NYC DOE.

Anonymous said...

'Don't Make the Black Kids Angry': The Hoax of Black Victimization and Those who Enable it

Required reading for DOE employees

Anonymous said...

If you guys hate black people so much which while you'll deny it, is clearly evident based on your comments, then stop teaching. Notice, not a single comment is saying "whites are evil" or any of the other garbage you guys constantly complain about. Yet you guys are outright stating black kids are worse students, black kids are violent criminals, etc. Yet somehow in your world view everyone else is racist?

Anonymous said...

Ways to make certain groups of students mad
1. Tell them to put their phones away
2. Give them homework
3. Tell them to sit down
4. Give them any type of assignment
5. Ask them why their late to class
6. Ask them to stop playing music
7. Ask them to stop cursing and calling each other the n word
8. Ask them to stop bouncing their basketball
9. Explain to them why they are failing
10. Tell them they can’t just walk in an out of class when they feel like it.
Shall I go on I have many more. I wonder what all these kids have in common? We all know the truth and we can’t fix it until we are honest with the problems our students face at home and the enabling policies of our dysfunctional educational system.

Anonymous said...

941

Love it...you are spot on my friend! Smoke screening the reality "by all" is just hurting the educational system more and we will never recover and truly give 'our' STUDENT a proper path to success. It's funny how all the " cry racist folks " are suddenly quiet bc they know the TRUE reality. It's awful most definitely stems from lack of family structure. We can only do so much as educators when "students" are lacking proper skills and respect to learn in school.

Anonymous said...

8:00
must be a clown with that "racist" remark...the word racist is now so prevalent only ignoramus morons use it.

9 41 you are a genius plain and simple and only if the powers to be knew what we know

Howard Cosell go reprimanded by abc tv after he said on tv during a football game "watch that monkey go".

Anonymous said...

Carranza needs to get the parents of these underacheving kids of color the get onboard. Not blame the white race. Fire him now.

He is an instigator and a racist.

Require the parents to get involved. Otherwise we are doomed.

He should be a role model.

He can also spend time in middle schools and see the condition of the students. High schools too.

The underacheivers and their guardians simply don't give a fuk. How many times must we teachers hear this. No parent involvement means no progress. That is it. That's the problem that at hand. Who cares about their color.

Anonymous said...

I overheard some people on the train stating that a memo was sent by Carranza to the NYC principals to not hire white teachers. Is this true?