Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Should Richard Carranza Resign As Chancellor?
When Mayor Bill de Blasio hired Richard Carranza as Chancellor of the New York City Public Schools and I was somewhat pleased. Hiring a well qualified outsider, with no ties to the Bloomberg era, I expected the new Chancellor to "clean house" and to some degree he has.
The problem is that Chancellor Carranza is playing racial politics, replacing White female administrators with lesser qualified minorities. At first, I supported the Chancellor as he was pushing out Bloomberg holdovers, mostly long term White females an to a lesser degree Black females. However, it is quite obvious that he is appointing his cronies, some without proper credentials to lead highly sensitive positions at Tweed.
His policies are so appalling that seven members of the City Council' penned a letter to the Mayor objecting to what Chancellor Carranza is doing. Also another Cararnza aide hs been reported for alleged misconduct.
Just look at the latest selection, Abram Jimenez, who was hired for a newly created $205,416 position to improve schools. It turned out that Mr. Jimenez had an extensive disciplinary history and was forced to resign due to mismanagement. Now it seems that Mr. Jimenez has taken some "personal leave" once the New York Post wrote an article about his disciplinary record.
While I don't think Chancellor Carranza is a racist, he appears to be playing racial politics and that is unacceptable and should resign.