The newly inaugurated Mayor of New York City, Bill DeBlasio, has chosen a far left progressive to head NYC schools. She’s announced big plans to push her progressive agenda in the schools.
Now that New York City Mayor and far-left Democrat Bill de Blasio has chosen Carmen Farina to become chancellor of NYC schools, city residents can expect a sharp turn to the left on education policy.
Farina, a former teacher and long-time adviser to de Blasio, shares the mayor’s desire to foist a “progressive agenda” upon NYC schools, she said at a news conference earlier this week.
“This progressive agenda actually says we know there are things that need to happen, but they need to happen with people, not to people,” she said.
That means liberal education goals — including an expansion of taxpayer-funded pre-K and elimination of merit-based pay for teachers — will definitely be a top priority for the new administration. (Read More)
Both DiBlasio and Farino are against school choice and charter schools, so charter school children may soon find themselves back in the failing public schools. How sad.
Farina is a retired public school principal, so it’s likely she will be receiving her pension at the same time she collects a paycheck.
I heard that only 17% of NYC voters went to the polls in November to vote in the mayoral race. The 83% who didn’t bother may soon regret the decision to stay home.