Sunday, July 07, 2019
The Carranza Hypocrites
Chancellor Richard Carranza's prime objective is to integrate schools, by any means possible. However, the Chancellor's integration policy seems not to apply to his top level cronies. According to columnist, Susan Edelmen, of the New York Post, two of his cronies, Deputy Chancellor, Cheryl Watson-Harris and Executive Superintendent Meisha Ross-Porter got DOE zoned waivers from their majority Black and Hispanic schools to a more Asian and White schools outside their zone.
Deputy Chancellor Cheryl Watson-Harri's younger child was zoned for PS 170 an elementary school; that largely serves immigrant children. Its 1,000-student body is 24 percent white and 58 percent Asian, with 32 percent of students learning English. In contrast, PS 185’s 650-student body is 68 percent white — the kind of school Carranza would blast as “segregated.” Only 7 percent are English language learners.
Moreover, Deputy Chancellor's Watson-Harris' older child was given an exemption to get in the highly selective IS 187 schools which is 91% Asian and White, despite not going through an academic screening committee like everyone else
Supervising Superintendent, Meisha Ross-Porter who took in a friend's child, using her connections she, Instead of enrolling the child in her zoned Mott Hall Community School — which is 90 percent Hispanic and black and 8 percent white — Porter requested a seat at MS X101, which offers advanced classes for gifted kids. Its student body is 67 percent Hispanic and black and 15 percent white.
What a bunch of hypocrites!