Wednesday, March 07, 2018
Carmen Farina's Flunky, Amiee Horowitz, Gets A New Job.
Amiee Horowitz a close colleague of Chancellor Carmen Farina was rewarded by the outgoing Chancellor by being appointed to lead an initiative to help schools who share buildings. To me it appears the Chancellor, in trying to protect her close frined, and decided to have Amiee Horowitz work on the initiative that Ms. Farina will be involved in after she is no longer Chancellor. You can read the Chalkbeat article Here.
Why do I think as I do? Let's look at all the negative issues associated with Amiee Horowitz.
First, as the District 76 Superintendent she tried to railroad an untenured teacher who reported Regents cheating. Instead of simply discontinuing the teacher, Amiee Horowitz tried to file a C-31, a license revocation. You can read the teacher's story in my article on cronyism over competence.
Second, under Amiee Horowitz, a Renewal School, Flushing High School was caught in a massive Regents cheating scandal. What did Ms. Horowitz do? Nothing, nothing at all. you can read the sickening details Here.
Third, as the supervising Superintendent of the Renewal Schools she put many of her friends in administrative positions, many of them failed principals and administrators. In fact, the Renewal program was top heavy with administrators while the schools continued to struggle academically, You can read it here,
Finally under Amiee Horowitz, the Renewal Schools ended up hiring "newbie" teachers, rather than experience educators and the academic results were predictably poor. The post is Here.
Just like a "bad penny" Amiee Horowitz continues to show up in high level DOE positions at the expense of real education experts. Here are more stories about Amiee Horowitz. Here and Here.