In an effort to set the record straight and heal a rift with New York State's Gov. Cuomo and charter school supporters, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a major speech on his education policies at Riverside Church last Sunday.
Lhota has a big problem: he wants to continue Bloomberg's pro Wall Street policies, but to get votes he must paint himself as a liberal. It appears that tactic is not going to fly.
The crisis in U.S. public education is beginning to read like something out of the theater of the absurd.
When it comes to New York City's public schools, one thing is not in dispute: there are problems, a lot of them.
A new model of public education should offer lifetime schooling for everyone, including "screw-ups" and "drop-outs."