Archive for December 26th, 2003

26th December
2003

First Published in The New York Sun, December 26, 2003

By Andrew Wolf

Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein were quick to try and repair the damage done by two weeks of miserable publicity surrounding the school safety and discipline issue. 

    The low point was the sit-down in Far Rockaway High School between Mr. Klein, union leaders, and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott. The United Federation of Teachers president, Randi Weingarten, insisted that the summit take place at one of the troubled schools, rather than in the comfort of the Tweed Courthouse. Right on cue, as the reporters stood by, a student gone berserk was subdued by cops.  (more…)