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Mulgrew: Bloomberg’s Education Legacy is “In Shambles”

UFT President Michael Mulgrew expressed his and union members’ criticism of Mayor Bloomberg,  in the aftermath of the publication of controversial Teacher Data Reports, at a news conference held today outside PS 321 in Park Slope.

“I’ve heard over and over again from so many of the teachers that he doesn’t want anyone thinking about what his education legacy is because it’s in shambles,” Mr. Mulgrew said about the mayor. “And that’s how they feel. And I believe that they have a right to feel that way.”

“I think New York City has had enough with the teacher bashing, and we all know where that is coming from, and that’s the mayor,” he told reporters outside the school.

“I want to be very clear on this point of the story: The mayor and the city chose to go to court and not to fight the FOIL,” Mr. Mulgrew continued, referring to the Freedom of Information Law. “It was their responsibility to fight it and they said, ‘No, we would not do it.’ So they’ve done a great disservice to the school community, to the teachers, the parents, and everybody else.”

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2 Comments:

  • 1 Gina
    · Feb 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Not only did the mayor fail us but also every judge that heard the UFT’s appeal for the last 2 years…I just dont understand how any judge of any court of law would allow these reports to be published. Not only did many of us have errors but many had MUTLTIPLE errors! How can a report that is know to have a 53 percent margin of error be allowed to be published with teacher’s names…this is beyond comprehensible

  • 2 Gina
    · Feb 28, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    *known…….*comprehensible