Archive for March 7th, 2003

7th March
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, March 7, 2003
By Andrew Wolf

Since the Charter revision of the late 1980s, the city’s five borough presidents have had little power and even less to do. That’s probably why they have seized on gimmicks like holding an annual “State of the Borough” address. In the Bronx, where the state of the borough has been lousy for as long as I can remember, this annual charade has descended into a theater of the absurd.

Last week, the current borough president, Adolfo Carrion Jr., delivered his speech at Morris High School.To the outside world, Morris would be an example of all the failures of urban education. In the Bronx of Mr.Carrion,it is hailed as a success merely because it is still open. (more…)