Morning Read: Ravitch Questions Bloomberg’s Educations Numbers, Seabrook Questions His Sanity

“I think he’s crazy,” union leader Norman Seabrook said of Michael Bloomberg, after the mayor threatened 7,000 layoffs.
But Bloomberg says its either that or serious pension restructuring.
Bill Thompson said at a forum in Queens that Bloomberg is “there to fight for a few in Manhattan, not those in Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx, or Staten Island, and not above 100th Street in Manhattan.”
Writing about the mayor’s Manhattan home, Michael Frazier wrote “No solar panels or rooftop wind turbines exist there.” Neither do they at exist at Bloomberg’s other homes.
Responding to Bloomberg’s often-stated assertion that graduation rates and test scores are up, Diane Ravitch writes on the New York Times op-ed page, “It sounds good, but in fact no independent source has verified such claims.

Morning Read: Ravitch Questions Bloomberg’s Educations Numbers, Seabrook Questions His Sanity