Billy Joel: ‘We Didn’t Start the Fire’

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  • #   yogita on 03.09.12 at 11:33 pm     

    While Ravitch is a bit too polite to state this, I of uocrse, have no qualms since I’m a graduate of the Rosanne Barr School of Charm (*GRIN!*). Quite simply: If Cathie Black is qualified to run the NYC public schools, then my cat Gilda is as well. Let’s make the comparisons: Neither Gilda or Ms. Black have spent more than a fleeting moment in a school much less worked in a public school or public school district. Neither has taken any of the licensure examinations that are expect for NYS leaders of public schools. Similarly, neither has taken the advanced graduate study to lead a public school district. I’m being unduly harsh, of uocrse, but this is the last in a series of dubious appointments by various NYC mayors. Why do some pols believe that educational leaders don’t have to know a damn thing about the core technologies of public schools? Learning and Teaching???At least Gilda has the good sense to flee when she knows she’s completely out of field. I’m not as hopeful for Ms. Black.

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