Archive for February 3rd, 2005

3rd February
2005

First Published in The New York Sun, February 3, 2005

By Andrew Wolf

If Mayor Bloomberg is wondering why he is attracting so much opposition in the middle-class neighborhoods from which he drew his strongest support, and even from within his own Republican Party, he should take a look at some of the new “small” schools that are being established by the Department of Education. Many of these schools have radical left-wing themes and agendas, in and of itself inappropriate.And one new school in the Bronx takes it a step further.

That is the new Leadership Institute High School, to be created by September at the Fordham section of the Bronx. The sponsor of the school is a radical group, the Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition, which has been especially antagonistic to the Bloomberg administration. (more…)