Archive for January 14th, 2005

14th January

First Published in The New York Sun, January 14, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

When he won control of the schools, Mayor Bloomberg promised that we could judge him on his performance. Judgment for politicians takes place in the form of elections. Lately, though, the mayor has taken to resisting criticism from the very people who facilitate accountability, his prospective opponents.
Term limits already restrict the ability of voters to hold any mayor accountable on the totality or any part of his or her record, including the key issue of education.There is just one opportunity for a day of reckoning, the only time a sitting mayor can be called to account, and that is in the one time he presents himself for re-election.