Libya: “United States is moving swiftly to hand command to allies in Europe, American officials said.” [NY Times]
Libya: Editors question leadership and “objective” of the mission there. [NY Times]
Libya: “[T]he nations have not really defined what they hope to achieve.” [David Brooks]
Libya: Editors say Read More
NYC School’s Deputy Chancellor John White sent this memo to a handful of concerned parties, outlining some amendments to the State Senate bill looking to change teacher seniority rules that is at the heart of the Read More
As he plans to lay off thousands of public school teachers, Mayor Bloomberg says he wants officials to decide which educators to keep and which to get rid of based on a new, “merit-based” evaluation system, not, as the current law mandates, based on seniority.
But in an interview this weekend, Bloomberg described Read More
Michael Bloomberg is trying to dispel the notion that his talk of laying off thousands of teachers was a hollow threat.
“It’s really hard to see how Albany can come up with enough money to make a difference,” Bloomberg said on his radio show this morning. He’s asking state lawmakers for at least $600 Read More
Clash of the Titans
Despite objections from Bloomberg, the Democrats’ leader in the State Senate, John Sampson, sides with Cuomo:
“We need a fair and objective evaluation system that takes into account the needs of children, parents, and educators. Governor Cuomo’s legislation on teacher seniority meets that goal, and is consistent with the development of evaluation standards Read More
Mayor Bloomberg further distanced himself from Governor Andrew Cuomo today, telling reporters “the length of time that you have worked is irrelevant” to evaluating teachers.
Unnamed Bloomberg aides were quoted in the Daily News saying Cuomo’s legislation to revise teacher seniority rules were a “sham” and, possibly, the created by the teacher’s union. Read More