Friday, July 27, 2012

New York State Education Department Finally Agrees That The NYC DOE School Selection Policy Puts Low-Performing Students In Selected Large Comprehensive Schools.

Over the years educational critics have complained that the DOE's school selection policy that put high needs and low-performing students (Special Education, English Language Learners, Behavioral, and Attendance issues) into the few, selected large comprehensive schools while allowing the small Bloomberg created schools to exclude them. From the time of Chancellor Joel Klein to the present the DOE would boldly deny that their school selection program was biased.  Now the DOE has reluctantly admitted that their school selection program was discriminatory, after the State Department of Education Commissioner John King sent a letter to Chancellor Dennis Walcott complaining about the DOE's school selection policy..  The Chancellor committed to change the system by October  2012.

In all cases the DOE's school selection process forced selected large comprehensive schools to increase their number of high needs students.  Now that the State SED has told the DOE to change the school selection process, the DOE has informed the State that it will changed it for the 2013-14 school year. 
All I can say is "seeing is believing".


TeachmyclassMrMayor said...

Exactly Chaz, the phonies in Albany are just extensions of Napoleon and his puppets here in the city. They will give it lip service, but will do nothing.

Tom Forbes said...

The damage has been done.

Michael Fiorillo said...

Yes, Bloomberg's small high schools cream students, unlike SED head King's Uncommon Schools charter chain.