Half the summer has passed and its time to evaluate Chancellor Richard Carranza.. Here is what I evaluated the Chancellor on:
- Cleaning out the Bloomberg era policymakers at the DOE.
- Eliminate "fair student funding".
- Resolving the ATR situation.
- Removing misbehaving and vindictive principals.
- Removing the many incompetent Superintendents.
- Reduce the administrative bloat at the DOE.
- Reduce teacher observations to two per year.
- Eliminate the hostile classroom environment.
- Lower class sizes.
So far Chancellor Richard Carranza has failed to do any "Spring cleaning" and the Bloomberg era policymakers remain in place. Grade "F".
Eliminating fair student funding:
The 800 pound guerilla is fair student funding that discriminates against experienced teachers and incentivizes principals to "hire the cheapest and not the best teachers for their schools".
Resolving the ATR situation:
Presently, the new Chancellor has done nothing to solve the ATR situation for the next school year. Grade "F".
Removing misbehaving and vindictive principals:
Under the new Chancellor we have seen a few principals removed when their misdeeds were exposed by the newspapers. Otherwise, little has changed, Grade "C".
Reduce the administrative bloat at the DOE:
The new Chancellor failed to reduce the administrative bloat at the DOE. In fact, he added a layer of bureaucracy by appointing a group of Super Superintendents that will oversee the other Superintendents and will cost 2.5 Million dollars! Grade "F".
Reduce teacher observations to two per year.
So far Chancellor Richard Carranza has not offered to change the number of observations or the Charlotte Danielson evaluation. Grade "F".
Eliminate the hostile classroom environment.
The new Chancellor claims he is teacher friendly but only time will tell if it translates to actions in the classroom like "let teachers have autonomy on instructing their students. Grade "C".
Reducing class sizes:
There s no indication that Chancellor Richard Carranza will reduce class sizes the next school year. Grade "F".