Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Would You Hire This Man?

Now that mayoral control has expired, there are already rumblings that Joel Klein should be fired. According to the Daily News, "Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. will name Dolores Fernandez to the board. Diaz said Klein is free to reapply for his job."

Am I gleeful that Klein will feel the same pangs that teachers feel when their jobs are in jeopardy, or that ATRs feel when they apply for jobs they should be entitled to? Yes.


Chaz said...

It would be funny except it is true.

NYC Educator said...

Unfortunately, there's little likelihood of Mr. Klein being replaced, with every borough president but one having declared support for his continued tenure.

Anonyparent said...

Hey, here in my beloved city, our reform has meant making sort of smaller schools...but making them 6-12 in grades -- with only one principal. A couple of years back it was making K-8 schools out of K-5 and 6-8 schools. Again, one principal.

Well, that's not entirely true. Two of the new K-8 schools were actually housed in separate, K-4 and 5-8 buildings, with an assistant principal at each and one principal for both buildings. Remember though that the whole idea of the K-8 changes...was that they were getting rid of middle schools. You know, by creating new ones. @@

So, our administration has found a way to have fewer principals in the long run...I guess to make room for more UPPER administration, since the principals and teachers clearly need lots more people telling them what to do.