Skip to comments.NYC: De Blasio cancels embattled, high-cost Renewal school program
Posted on 03/03/2019 6:46:00 PM PST by upchuck
Its time to go sit in the corner, Billy!
Mayor de Blasio finally admitted Tuesday that his costly and controversial Renewal plan to fix nearly 100 of the citys worst schools was a failure pulling the plug on a years-long effort that cost taxpayers $773 million.
We did not say everything would be perfect, the mayor said, offering a huge understatement to describe a program that saw one-quarter of its schools either closed or merged.
We said we were ready to go out there and create real investment, help kids right now, and see how many schools could really turn around.
In reality, according to the Education Department, less than one-quarter of the schools in the Renewal program improved enough to exit after three years.
The move came nearly two years after The Post published an award-winning series of stories that exposed plunging enrollment, a surge in per-student spending and widespread failures to meet improvement goals at Renewal schools.
The Education Boondoggle series also revealed that scores of leadership coaches were hired for as much as $1,400 a day, including a retired principal who lied to corruption investigators, and the co-author of a book written by then-Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.
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When’s he gonna talk about the $850K...his “wife”...can’t account for?
Add this corrupt mess to the money his wife can’t account for and you might get the idea that the city and this country can not afford DeBlasio.
Blowjobio’s chickens will be coming home soon.
Funny how Leftist Rats get away with saying “Ah. It didn’t work out. Sorry. We couldn’t have foreseen it. Easy come, easy go.”
They are NEVER taken to account for their stupidity and wastefulness. Never.
At point do liberals finally realize they are being ruled, taken to the cleaners, by commie idiots?
$850K?? Chump change. They just wasted $773Million like pouring sand down a rat hole.
I thought it was $850 million
Scores of people made 1400 bucks a day for what?
Hogs to the trough as usual.
bravo to the NY Post for its actual journalism regarding a.k.a. deBlasio and his corruption.
Delete your Mayor!
If he can’t make it there, he can’t make it anywhere.
It’s up to you, New York, New York!
I bet a lot of those schools had “Math” or “Science” in their name, such as “Math and Science Academy”.
The local communities and families don’t give a rats about their schools or their kids.
From what I hear, you need a salary like that to live comfortably in Manhattan.
“Whens he gonna talk about the $850K...his wife...cant account for?”
That was $850 million.
You can pump all the money in the world into those schools, it wont matter if the parents and students act like animals.
You're forgetting his "wife's" staff of over 19 people (for what purpose, we don't know, as she is not elected to any position) averaging over $100K/year for salaries.
773 million to his wife’s loss of 850 million, they both should be hanging from lamposts
Loose change when you are a billionaire, I understand.
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