Sunday, April 26, 2020

The DOE Must Reduce Their Administrative Costs And Not School Budgets


















There is no doubt that the DOE must reduce their administrative costs but don't be surprised if the majority of cuts come from the schools and classrooms. Susan Edelman of the New York Post wrote a very insightful article that explains where the cuts should come from.  However, look for the majority of education budget cuts to come from the schools.

The latest update (Sunday) of the covid-19 count can be found below.


Region........Infected...........Deaths.........Percentage

Global........3,004,121.....207.256...............7.0%
Nation..........983,000.........55,186..............5.6%.

State...........288,045.........19,317...............6.9%

NYC.............158,258.........16,863..............10.5%

UFT.................?...................52

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time to fire DOE legals stable of mediocre lawyers.

And the DOE bureaucrats who haunt the school administrators with data nonsense.
They are always making the professional lives of school administrators and teachers, as well the students educational environment a toxic wasteland of absurd expectations.

What a bottomless pit of wasted money! Hundreds of millions to billions of dollars of waste and fraud! All wasted dollars used to sustain the De Blasio/Carranza crony bureaucracy!

Shady said...

Any way to recall DeBlasio? Let's form a committee to recall DeBlasio.

Anonymous said...

Agreed, but how do we do make sure the cuts are from administration? I live in Nassau County and there have been instances where we as parents see the proposed school budgets and question the tremendous amount of money that is spent on administration. Naturally nothing changes, but when its an entity as big as the DOE, I'm certain that there are enough parents who would be outraged. I mentioned in the comments section on another blog that maybe we could start a petition to make sure the cuts start from the top, but it was only a suggestion and I'm not sure if that's the way to fight it. What do you think?

Anonymous said...

What about the fake Literacy Coaches that can be found in every principal's office?

Anonymous said...

It would be great if they could cut from the bloated administrative expenses, especially from some of the cushy positions and holdovers from the last administration.

Since Chancellor Carranza has been in office, he created new positions with quite exotic titles. This would be a great opportunity for Mayor DeBlasio and the chancellor to demonstrate where their obligations fall, to their friends or to the children of New York City.

The grading policy being “floated” by the DOE for high schools, passing kids who deserve to pass, while giving incomplete’s to those who deserve to fail, shows that the current administration is complacently spineless. Kids who deserve to pass must pass, and those who don’t should be graded accordingly.

And bureaucratic administrators that add excess baggage should be cast off so that our students have the best opportunities possible. The administration works for the children, not the other way around.

I’m quite afraid though that, as money and compensation are involved, the schools will lose out.

Anonymous said...

It would be great if they could cut from the bloated administrative expenses, especially from some of the cushy positions and holdovers from the last administration.

Since Chancellor Carranza has been in office, he created new positions with quite exotic titles. This would be a great opportunity for Mayor DeBlasio and the chancellor to demonstrate where their obligations fall, to their friends or to the children of New York City.

The grading policy being “floated” by the DOE for high schools, passing kids who deserve to pass, while giving incomplete’s to those who deserve to fail, shows that the current administration is complacently spineless. Kids who deserve to pass must pass, and those who don’t should be graded accordingly.

And bureaucratic administrators that add excess baggage should be cast off so that our students have the best opportunities possible. The administration works for the children, not the other way around.

I’m quite afraid though that, as money and compensation are involved, the schools will lose out.

Anonymous said...

Anybody knows when the Union is going
to open so They can help me with my retirement
papers

Anonymous said...

So what I’m gonna do hire a private person
to do it, I can’t do it on the phone.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody know someone
That can help me fill out my
retirement papers.

Anonymous said...

How bout the Generation Ready group? HaaaaHaaaaa!!!!!!!! How many millions have they raked in over the years? Just because they hid their name now from Aussie?

Anonymous said...

Sorry but you lost me at "Susan Edelman wrote an insightful article".

Anonymous said...

Will the taxpayers ever pay attention and see the NYC DOE for what is really is: a money pit riddled with incompetence, fraud, immorality and nepotism? It would take a mayor with guts to tell the truth and clean house. Is that possible in NYC?

Anonymous said...

There is so much waste in the DOE that can be cut before a single teacher needs to be let go. We should start a list of things that can be cut.
1. What about those new ART roving administrators a let them go back to teaching or left rid of them
2. DOE Tweed “gotcha” lawyers are not necessary
3. Get rid of small boutique schools and reconsolidate the big high schools and reduce number of APs and Principals.
4. Get rid of all outside consultants
5. Ditch The Regents exams and scoring outside buildings
6. Get rid of Danielson and MOTP and MOSL. How much is DOE paying to calculate all that nonsense.
7. Get rid of AP for All and Literacy Initiatives in HSs - which do nothing to help.
8. Stop all the fake, waste of time PDs that require sub coverages
9. Stop making seniors take classes they don’t need
10. Stop paying for SAT exams and AP exams that the kids don’t show up for
11. If they want teachers to go then offer a real buyout/deal to encourage teachers to retire early.
12. A real hiring freeze and put ATRs back to work

There is probably much more other readers can add.

Anonymous said...

What about the know nothing Newbie APs that do nothing?

What about these bogus coaching jobs?

What about the clueless consultants for meaningless PDs?

What about ATR principles and ATR APs?

Cut the fat now!

Anonymous said...

Central budget is bloated.

Anonymous said...

Any thoughts on Pensions&Investments's article: NYS Common provides $50 million toward PPP. It states that NYS Common Retirement Fund, Albany, is putting $50 million toward the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses, according to NYS Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli.

Anonymous said...

you could cut administrative costs to zero and no teacher would notice, In fact it might actually improve the situation

Anonymous said...


How I long for the olden days at Bryant HS...


This quarenteen makes me long for the days when AP Moises Morales would unofficially observe me through the back door window.

The short bald headed turd would walk around the halls with a step stool...

He was a sight to see, everyone laughed.

Shady said...

Chaz? how are you? u ok? just checking in... hope all is well.

Anonymous said...

Anyone know why we did not get our raise on our May 15th pay stub? The previous raise was in in the 15th of February 2019 check.

Anonymous said...

Are you okay? You have been quiet.

Anonymous said...

We have one of those it is so sad. She has over 40 years in. She does nothing but talk to the principal and hang out with her.