Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Why is Chancellor Carranza Flying All Over The Country Rather Than Tackling The Problems At The DOE?
Let's get one thing straight. I understand that as head of the largest public school system in the country, the Chancellor's presence is much in demand and under normal circumstances, I would not have a problem with the Chancellor traveling to these conferences and discussion groups. However, since Chancellor Richard Carranza is new to the job, he has much "housecleaning" to do and has not done it.
The first thing he should have done by now is to eliminate the Central Bureaucracy bloat at the DOE. Instead, he actually added to the bloat by installing an additional layer of upper management. Presently, many of the Bloomberg era policymakers are still in their jobs as they continue to implement policies that hurts both students and teachers alike.
He has also failed to resolve the ATR situation and eliminate school-based fair student funding that forces principals to hire "the cheapest and not the best teachers" for their school.
Finally, schools are still suffering from recession era budgets and are underfunded by 10% of their fair funding.
Before our Chancellor should be gallivanting around the country, he first needs to to solve the issues at home. A more detailed post can be found Here.