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Sunday, August 11, 2019
Why Does Chalkbeat Believe That Educators 4 Excellence Represents Teachers?
Chalkbeat wrote an articlethat showed the 33% of New York City teachers have not made up their minds about Chancellor Richard Carranza. However, the survey was done before the Chancellor came under fire for his ill-advised diversity program and the alleged anti--Asian bias as he tries to eliminate the SHSAT.
However, what bothers me the most about the article is that Chalkbeat, rather than asking a respected classroom public school teacher like NYC educator, his opinion. Chalkbeat interviewed the Executive Director, a non-classroom educator for Educators 4 Excellence.as if she represented the New York City Public School teachers. The truth is that Educators 4 Excellence represents significantly less than 1% of the New York City public school teaching force. In fact, in the last UFT election the lone Educators4 Excellence candidate received 25 votesout of over 44,000 votes cast or 0.05%. The group refused to participate in the UFT elections, fearing their unpopularity would be exposed.
Its hard to believe what Chalkbeat writes since they are a pawn of the education reform movement as their interview with Educators 4 Excellence demonstrates.