Thursday, June 23, 2011

Mayor's fading legacy

The NY Post editorial board is skeptical that Bloomberg will show courage – he needs to prove them wrong:

Mayor Bloomberg's dream of forever being remembered as the savior of New York's schools is in danger.

And it's not just Tuesday's report by the state on the frighteningly small number of kids who leave school ready for college or a job that leads to this painful conclusion.

As education reformer Joe Williams notes on the preceding page, major issues that will determine the fate of the city's schools for years are now in play.

Alas, there's scant evidence that Bloomberg has the interest -- or the moxie -- to do what it takes to see these issues resolved in favor of kids.

The upshot may well be a record of school failure that drags down his entire legacy -- not only because he vowed to be the "education mayor," but because he'll have little else to show for his time in office.

Aside from bike lanes, of course.


Mayor's fading legacy

Last Updated: 11:48 PM, June 15, 2011

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