Just as NYC police found in most stop-and-frisk cases, when you analyze standardized test scores, there's nothing there.
A plumber doesn't waste "four years spending $40,000, $50,000 in tuition without earning income," said Bloomberg. They also don't leave school with tens of thousands of dollars of debt and can make a pretty good living while they're on the job. Added bonus: your job as a plumber (or car mechanic, or electrician) can't be outsourced.
Earlier today, my colleague Morgan posted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's addition to the It Gets Better video project for LGBT youth. While Bloomberg's efforts to improve the lives of gay and lesbian children should be commended, one of his main points—that New York City is especially welcoming of minorities—actually flies directly in the face of new crime data. The fact is that hate crimes are up in New York, especially against homosexuals.
Given that she comes from a media background you would think the Chancellor-designee of New York City's public schools, former Hearst Magazines Chairman Cathie Black, would be comfortable talking to the press. But on her first day on the job, Black barely spoke to reporters, and side-stepped more substantive questions from a crowd of parents. Now Black's office reportedly isn't responding to requests from New York City media about her schedule and public appearances.
According to the New York Daily News, the city's education department press secretary Natalie Ravitz said they wouldn't reveal Black's schedule because: