Archive for July 28th, 2003

28th July
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, July 28, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

The revolving door is spinning at the Tweed Courthouse, a disturbing indicator of the disarray that is undermining Mayor Bloomberg’s effort to reform the public schools. Just a year after being handed control of the schools by the New York State Legislature, and just six weeks before students return to school, a number of top administrators are bailing out.

The most significant departure is the retirement of a regional superintendent, Shelley Harwayne, which was announced midday Friday. Whenever Chancellor Klein has what he believes will be perceived as bad news, one can be sure that it will be released in the afternoon on a Friday — insuring that it will be consigned to the low-circulation Saturday papers. (more…)