Bloomberg on Schools

So the mayor is just beginning his sixth State of the City address, starting off by acknowledging some soldiers and notable citizens in the NYC College of Technology in Brooklyn.

According to the prepared text, which I’m reading now from the back row of the auditorium, the mayor is pledging to shake up public school funding formulas, which should make for some interesting politics.

After listing changes in teacher tenures and decision-making power for principals, there’s a promise to “overhaul a decades-old school funding system that, solely for political reasons, rewards some schools over others. You won’t believe this, but today, funding gaps between comparable schools can top 1 million dollars, or 2,000 dollars per student, year after year.”

– Azi Paybarah