Helen Rosenthal, who is running for City Council, aims to “chart a better course” for education, and criticized Mayor Bloomberg last week.
“For years, Mayor Bloomberg has tried to stymie public criticism of his war on teachers by claiming that his education reforms were working,” she said, in a prepared statement. “He’s misled the public all along.” Furthermore, she said, the test scores announced last week were released in “typical Tweed fashion—without parental engagement or teacher involvement, and from behind closed doors—all to pit teachers, schools and parents against one another.”
She added, “The Mayor has again displayed his contempt for parents’ role in the education system by withholding individual test scores for another two weeks.” As a City Council member, she said, she would “work to reverse this dangerous trend and bring parents, advocates, and other stakeholders into the process to result in better educational outcome for students on the Upper West Side and across the city.”
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