Dennis Walcott, Mr. Accessible

At a meeting with parents in Queens this morning, the city’s new schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott, said, “I want to be the chancellor for people who have needs” and “who have been ignored.”

“I will be accessible to you, plain and simple,” he said.

Walcott made a similar pledge when speaking to Department of Education staffers on Thursday, vowing, “You’ll see me in your offices, you’ll see me hanging out” and “They’re going to have to tie me down, because I’m just going to be all over the place.” Dennis Walcott, Mr. Accessible