Archive for May 21st, 2004

21st May
2004

First Published in The New York Sun, May 21, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged on his radio show last week that his Department of Education was looking like the “gang that couldn’t shoot straight,” following the testing foul-ups that are undermining his effort to “end” social promotion. 

    The mayor is said to be livid over matters going back to the controversy over the curriculum, the Diana Lam scandal, the special education crisis, and now the testing and social promotion disaster. 
    The tumult over the “ending” of social promotion is a case in point. Social promotion seems to be the kind of thing that is ended periodically, only to rise like a phoenix.  (more…)