SOUTH BRONX SCHOOL: For Sam Pirozzolo Seven Years is Magic

Friday, July 18, 2014

For Sam Pirozzolo Seven Years is Magic

Lately on these pages we have been sharing the comedy stylings of Sam Pirozzolo, president of CEC 31 and optical store owner in Queens.

Yesterday we shared how Sam claimed that 80% of students are unable to read or write in NYC. We asked for proof, and Sam shared it with a report by the Annenberg Institute.

Today, Sam Tweeted out (In regards to the Annenberg report);

We are still a bit confused. According to Sam, 80% of the students of NYC are illustrate. However, the report he cites is specifically geared to middle schools.

On the second tweet from Sam, that our criticism of the ELA and math exams in 2013 based on Common Core is unfounded because the Annenberg Report was written in 2007. Oops! We got caught with our knickers down.

The Crack Team did not read the report properly and did not see that on page 2 that it was written in 2007. We should have known and apologize to Sam.

But 7 years is a long time. How long is 7 years? Well Pon Farr is how long a Vulcan goes without mating (Dear God, not another Star Trek reference!). Just see what it did to Spock.

I have some eggs and milk in the fridge that have been sitting there for 7 years, perhaps Sam will like to have these?

But using Sam's logic (Star Trek reference?) anything that occurred in 2007 is relevant today, in fact, should take precedence on anything happening in 2014.

Alex Rodriguez led the AL in home runs with 54 in 2007. Is he still the AL leader, should he still win the HR title this year?

Chien-Ming Wang won 19 games for the Yankees that year. This year he is in Triple A Louisville hoping to catch on with the Reds. Should his pay not be based on what he did in 2007?

Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks, ended in 2007. With Sam's logic, the show is still appearing on PBS,

In 2007, the Mets had a pretty decent team, just finishing a game behind the 1st place Phillies in the East. Should the 2014 Mets rest on the laurels of the 2007 Mets?

Sam is living in the past and still can't cite any current studies for his 80% claim. 

The Crack Team calls on Sam Pirozzolo to show actual facts to back up his claim. These facts must be from independent sources and be easily verified.

Why is Sam Pirozzolo so afraid to use relevant up to date facts and why is he afraid to share these facts? What will the judge say when Sam has nothing to show but empty air instead of facts?


Anonymous said...

Maybe Sam will get the Vergara judge in LA. He goes a little easy on the facts.

Anonymous said...

In 2007 NYC won the Eli Broad prize. Among accomplishments listed was the hiring of 8,000 highly qualified teachers each year.

In 2007 the Koch brothers had not even developed the right wing myth that teacher tenure has anything to do with student achievement.

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it in 2007 that Sam joined the CEC? What did he do in those seven years to help get incompetent teachers out of schools. (People who work in schools know that thousands without the required skills leave each year.)

I understand that Sam was at the forefront of the DOE mob trying to lynch Francisco Portelos, but the issue there was never competence. We should look at Sam's record on the CEC to determine if tenure or teacher competence was ever an issue, or if this lawsuit is just another stunt to keep his political hopes alive.