Archive for November 15th, 2002

15th November

First Published in The New York Sun, November 15, 2002
By Andrew Wolf

Schools Chancellor Joel Klein is a native New Yorker, so I can’t for the life of me understand why he is so gullible and naïve. New Yorkers are supposed to be smart enough to realize when we’re being taken for a ride. But Mr. Klein is acting like he just got off the Greyhound bus carrying his cardboard suitcase.

The city’s educational establishment, the “University-Institutional Complex,” has him identified as sucker number one. Thus far, no matter how many times they try to scam him, he seems all-too-eager to come back for more. This past Tuesday’s “Parent/Community Engagement Meeting” in the Bronx was a case in point.

Ten of these meetings will be held, ostensibly to find out what parents are thinking. The goal is to get feedback from 5,000 parents. But the question is, which parents will be heard? (more…)