Archive for November 12th, 2004

12th November

First Published in The New York Sun, November 12, 2004

By Andrew Wolf

Diane Ravitch has publicly announced that she intends to vote for Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election next year. She offers high praise for his leadership on public safety and economic development. She likes him personally.She has praised his integrity and even called him “adorable.”

But at a breakfast conference held recently at New York University, where Ms. Ravitch is research professor of education, she also gave her preferred candidate more than a bit of “tough love” on one area of government that she is expert in, the city’s public school system. For aides of the Bloomberg administration present, such as Communications Director William Cunningham,and policy adviser Ester Fuchs,it must have been an uncomfortable hour-and-a-half.  (more…)