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New York Times Sends A Message To Bloomberg

Today’s New York Times’ editorial, The Road Map to School Peace, is remarkable in its forthright rebuke of Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to conclude contract negotiations with the UFT. And the fact that such an admonishment appeared on the editorial pages of the Times is as significant as the statement itself.

UPDATE:

If anyone doubted the significance of the Times editorial, or that City Hall and Tweed took immediate notice, the fact that they had their minions at the New York Post rush a contrary editorial into print the very next day should dispel such reservations.

With the many thousands of English teachers in New York City, there must be one willing to sacrifice for the greater rhetorical good of the ‘Big Apple’: who will volunteer to teach a rather young and poorly educated Post editorial writer [too many workshop lessons?] that there are other tropes in the English language beside hyperbole?

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3 Comments:

  • 1 NYC Educator
    · Sep 26, 2005 at 3:37 pm

    Actually, neither paper got it right. This contract is terrible, with concessions that in no way make up for the crappy raise they’re offering us. We are better off with no raise and no contract.

    We were short-sighted taking money for time in the last contract, and we’re paying for our mistake now. If we are stupid enough to approve this abomination, the next one will be even worse.

    So let’s just say “NO” to the Times, the Post, and the tightwad billionaire who bought the office of mayor.

  • 2 Retire Mike Bloomberg » Blog Archive » Ny Times Slams Bloomberg!
    · Sep 27, 2005 at 2:31 pm

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  • 3 shouldhavegonetomeds
    · Oct 1, 2005 at 10:21 pm

    see if any of the reporters who cover education for the NY Times would recommend a career in the DOE for any of their own children. I think we all know what the answer would be.