Friday, April 15, 2011
Dennis Walcott, The Mayor's Poodle, Talks About Teacher Layoffs, Charter Schools, And Reform But Is Silent On The Topic Of Administrative Bloat.
Now that the Mayor's poodle, Dennis Walcott, is Chancellor you might expect things to change. However, according to the new Chancellor, the Bloomberg agenda is his agenda. Dennis Walcott speaks about teacher layoffs, Charter school co-locating in neighborhood schools, and school reform. However, when it comes to eliminate the Administrative bloat at the DOE, he has nothing to say.
A case in point, the Mayor's poodle showed up at the New York City Council to explain the 2012 budget and merely echoed the Mayor's position. The New York City Public School Parent blog printed the entire exchange and it is an eye opening experience about the DOE fuzzy math and how Dennis Walcott tried to evade questions that made him uncomfortable Here.
The Mayor's poodle may be nicer than the nasty Joel Klein, and smarter than the clueless Cathie Black but when it comes to following the Mayor's policy, he is just a lap dog. It is still the Mayor first and children last...always!