The final poll on Carmen Farina's tenure as Chancellor of the New York City schools, most New Yorker's believe she was a failure. In a Quninnipac poll 38% rated Carmen Farina's tenure as Chancellor as a failure, while 34% said she was successful. This was a drop of 10% of Ms. Farina's approval rating since October of 2017.and shockingly was below Joel Klein' final approval rating of 46%..
I also believe that Carmen Farina's tenure as Chancellor was a failure and here's why.
- Failure to replace 80% of the Bloomberg era managers at the DOE.
- Failure to change the DOE ideology that hurt teachers and students.
- Failure to reduce the DOE bloat that sucks up 24% of the budget.
- Failure to eliminate Fair Student Funding that hurts schools.
- Failure to reduce class sizes, in some cases they actually increased.
- Failure to fully fund schools with most being funded at 90%.
- Failure to remove incompetent and vindictive administrators.
- Failure to reduce 3020-a charges against teachers.
- Failure to resolve the ATR pool.
- Failure to end discrimination of veteran teachers.
- Failure to make schools safer.
- Failure to narrow the racial/income achievement gap.
- Failure to eliminate academic fraud.
- Failure to remove the Danielson rubric and the four observations.
- Failure to promote independent and fair investigations.
- Failure to properly address student misbehavior.
Note: It took a new Chancellor to force the DOE to reassign John Browne Principal Howard Kwait as Carmen Farina failed to have him removed. Read about him Here and Here.
The bottom line is that Carmen Farina's tenure as Chancellor of the New York City schools was a failure as she was part of the problem and not the solution when it came to improving the New York City schools.