SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: Teachers Are Not Ewoks And We Do Not Live On Coruscant

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Teachers Are Not Ewoks And We Do Not Live On Coruscant

I was pulling into the parking lot at the White Castle on 149th St and Southern Blvd when I heard the news briefly over the radio. Some dude named Klein resigned a job to become Rupert Murdoch's best buddy and Mayor Bloomberg hired a black woman.

I immediately called the crack team at the SBSB cave. I relayed the information I had heard on the radio. Instantly, they fed said information into the technologically advanced SBSB computer looking for the answer to what I had just heard. After five minutes, the answer came through on the radio loud and clear. Besides, the SBSB computer spat out a card with a bunch of holes on it that no one was able to decipher. But not from the computer. Joel Klein resigned as chancellor of the NYC schools, he accepted a job as executive VP in charge of Chancellors Who Have Been Unceremoniously Asked For Their Resignations Immediately And That Have Their Best Buddies Find A Nothing Job For Them at News Corp., and some magazine chick by the name of Cathie Black of Hearst Magazines, and formerly of USA Today has become the new anointed one. Great someone who gave us the McPaper is now going to give us the McSchool

The only thing I am not surprised about is the Uncle Joel went to work for Rupert Murdoch. I was mocked by thousands last month for a post I had written concerning Ruppie and Uncle Joel. But the photo turned out to be pretty prophetic, eh?

So what to make of this? Before we start dancing around like the Ewoks, and the population on Coruscant had after Vader was killed and the Death Star exploded, know this. Mayor Palpatine is still amongst us. The Sith Lord always has an apprentice. We are not at Episode VI yet. No, we are halfway through Episode III, Revenge of the Sith. Count Dooku is gone, now Vader has taken its place. The fight must not end.

El presidente de UFT, Michale Mulgrew released this statement; “I look forward to working with Ms. Black. As a teacher, I will help in any way I can to help the children of New York.” Lame. Wrong answer. Again I turned to the Crack Team here at SBSB for them to formulate a better response than Mulgrew gave. After many hours, and several deliveries from Domino's later there was nothing. I then turned to be nine year old son, catching him during a commercial break of iCarly. In five seconds he came up with what Mulgrew should have said; "After eight years of a non educator running and ruining our schools in which there has been no positive affects on students learning, inflated graduation rates, the scapegoating of teachers, closing of schools, and several convoluted reorganizations, we call upon SED chief David Steiner to deny a waiver for Cathie Black, a woman who has had no experience whatsoever in education, to be chancellor of the NYC schools." Wow, imagine that from a nine year old.

This is not the time for us to roll out the welcome mat and bring cookies and milk. This is the time to start taking the offensive. I believe the deform movement is on the ropes. They have overreached and now the public is staring to see what they truly are. Klein was sacrificed. Mayor Mike has seen the albatross that Klein has become. How else can he be the Jewish Ross Perot in 2012 with Klein around his neck? The only thing that should be on the neck is the UFT's foot on the DOE's neck and we don't let up until we get back the right for students to be properly educated in this city and the respect each and every parent, as well as teachers deserve.


Anonymous said...

Your nine year old is more qualified than Cathie Black.

Seriously, it is an insult to choose ANOTHER non-educator for the job.

I assume you've signed the petition, but if not:

Patrick J. Sullivan said...

I'm glad someone can make sense of this whole debacle.





At this point it would require that gravity cease to exist for this "Legend in her own mind" to ever become the next Chancellor.

But there is a much bigger story here that few are seeing, which surprises me with so many savvy people out there.

After dealing with the immediate emergency the next focus should be on Mayor Bloomberg's absolute disdain for the rule of law, for his disdain for the office he holds, for the disdain his actions reflect for possessing even the flimsiest code of ethics and personal morality and his utter and complete disdain for the rights of the citizens of New York City to expect clean, open and honest government.

This entire affair is proof once again, as if anyone needed such proof, that Michael Bloomberg does not deserve to possess the title of Mayor of New York City.

When Spitzer's personal life was exposed he was run out of town faster than a speeding bullet. But Mr. Spitzer's private life did not impact nearly so much on the welfare of more than one million children as Bloomberg trying to install or rather ram Ms. Cathie Black into Joel Klein's former position.

Once this ugly business of blocking any thought of a waiver for this caricature of an Education "expert" has been accomplished, the next big push should be to investigate the entire sordid background story with an eye to requiring Michael Bloomberg to step down and resign his Office, forthwith.

If there were ever such a thing as "the last straw", the Mayor's entire handling of this affair and most importantly the quality of his choice for a new schools Chancellor, into whose hands to entrust the lives and futures of one million children, says it all.

This latest stunt of the Mayor must be seen as the final "coups de grace" in his long history of showing disdain for every man, woman and child in NYC outside his own immediate circle of upper crust, entitled and well heeled friends.

Has Michael Bloomberg at long last no sense of decency ? Has he in fact no shred of decency at all ?

Only time and history will judge who had a more catastrophic and negative impact on NYC- Joel Klein, Esq. or the person who hired that charlatan.