Archive for December 16th, 2003

16th December

First Published in The New York Sun, December 16, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

  If Saddam Hussein had been captured by the New York’s Department of Education, he’d already be back in the palace, business as usual. 

The utter disaster that is the safety and disciplinary policies of our school system is was a part — a big part — of the problem before Mayor Bloomberg seized control of the school system. However, the reorganization of the Department of Education has greatly worsened this already grim situation. 

    That the mayor has assumed responsibility last week and pledged change is just fine. We expect no less. However, the change must be real, and real change in this case is radical change.  (more…)