The Mayor loses yet again as a Supreme Court Judge refused the City's request to issue an injunction to stop the rehiring of teachers in the 24 "turnaround schools" that the new principals "pink slipped" . According to Gotham Schools, the judge, Joan Lobis of the New York Supreme Court ruled against the City and her refusal to issue an injunction was based upon the City failing to meet the two requirements that allows for the issuance of such an injunction.
According to the judge, the City failed to meet the requirements for issuing an injunction.
To win an injunction, plaintiffs have to prove two things: that they
would suffer “irreparable harm” while their case is pending and that
they have a strong likelihood of ultimately winning their case. Lobis said today that she didn’t find the department convincing on either point.
The Mayor's third term has been an educational disaster. First his educational miracle on student academic achievement turned out to be "smoke and mirrors". Second, his claim that the graduation rate has improved was based upon massive and bogus "credit recovery programs" and a "college and; career readiness rate" of 20% and only 11% in the small school he created. Third, he lost on the "last in, first out" where his LIFO bill died in the State Assembly and ignored by the Governor. Now it is his sham turnaround schools policy as the courts have ruled against him.
The educational legacy of Mayor Bloomberg will be as a loser!