I can only hope that wagging my finger at Mr. Klein while he wags the metaphorical dog might bring a level of awareness that could stop the misinformation madness that is causing the miseducation of our youth.
We can't re-run the election, but the least we should expect from the Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Klein is to have the decency to stop spreading the fiction of a "New York Miracle" that simply never happened.
By making Waiting For Superman, Guggenheim should assume responsibility for the reforms he's pressing. I don't doubt his earnestness, but his recommendations are vague and can promote untested, potentially dangerous initiatives.
Former Assistant Sec. of Education Diane Ravitch has made it her mission to attack Mike Bloomberg and Schools Chancellor Joel Klein. It is easy to hurl insults from the sidelines. It's much harder to change the status quo.
The death of Nicole Suriel was a tragedy and an accident. But it was made more likely because the school system does not respect the importance of administrators who are educational leaders rather than middle managers.