Fresh off his appearance on David Letterman last night, (airing tonight) Mayor Bloomberg made an appearance on “Morning Joe” this morning. The conversation was broad, but was mostly centered around education issues in the wake of the opening of the documentary “Waiting For Superman.”
The hosts were clearly Bloomberg-homers, and asked him how the city has had such success in turning the city’s educational system around (There are some who would disagree with that.)
Bloomberg talked about trying to reform teacher tenure, and ending first-in, last-out. He said, “We focus on kids rather than the people that work in the industry.”
He was also asked about Mark Zuckerberg’s $100 million donation to Newark schools, and Newark mayor Cory Booker’s contention that while the funds are great, the entire community must mobilize around the effort.
Said the mayor, “The real problem in this country, for all our problems we think that throwing more money at the problem is the solution.”