Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Who's Next To Leave Tweed? Waiting For The Exodus.
The New York Times broke the news that Tweed flunky and Deputy Chancellor Shael Polakow-Suransky is resigning in the next four to six weeks to run a college. I guess he realized his days were numbered as the many questionable and failed initiatives he championed under Bloomberg are expected to be dismantled in the De Blasio Administration and he knew it was time to go before he was terminated by the new Chancellor
It was interesting how in the last six months he went from a data-mining advocate, the issuing of school grades, using "standardized testing" by selectively screening students for the screened small schools, and a teacher accountability maven, a true education reform believer that gave blind obedience to Bloomberg's flawed and failed education policy to vaguely recommending some small changes. Too little and too.late" Shael. I almost laughed when he wanted the Chancellor's job under the De Blasio Administration. I had a better chance than Polakow-Suransky to be Chancellor. Moreover, we all saw how well he put teachers to sleep at Cardozo High School when he unsatisfactorily tried to explain the teacher evaluation system to a bored staff on a professional development day. Shaul Polakow-Suransky is just the first to leave and I'm waiting for the rest of the "gang of eighteen" to leave before they are kicked out.
I hope as President of the college he doesn't have to teach otherwise, the students will be dropping out of college real quick. Normally, I would say "good luck" but considering all the academic damage that occurred under his watch, the appropriate response is "good riddance" and "don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out"