Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, a likely mayoral candidate in 2013, didn’t mince words when Roberto Perez recently asked him about Mayor Michael Bloomberg and teacher evaluations. The Mayor specifically referred to the United Federation of Teachers in his recent State of the City speech while calling for various education reforms.
“I was very disappointed in the mayor’s speech, I have to tell you that,” Mr. de Blasio said to Mr. Perez. “I think the Mayor, after 10 years, has sort of re-declared war on the UFT. And I could not understand why that was productive.”
Mr. de Blasio contrasted Mayor Bloomberg’s style with that of Governor Andrew Cuomo.