We just got Borough President Markowitz’s statement on new Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott — and it’s a rave! How do we know? We’re reading the tea leaves, that’s how.
Indeed, compare Markowitz’s new statement about Walcott issued today with the one he issued on Nov. 15, 2010 about failed Chancellor Cathie Black.
“I join all of Brooklyn and our borough’s 300,000 public school students and their families in wholeheartedly welcoming Dennis Walcott — a proud son of New York City and product of the public school system, educator and, perhaps most importantly, parent and grandparent — as New York City Schools Chancellor. Deputy Mayor Walcott has been actively involved in the city’s education community, and was instrumental in enacting many of the recent positive reforms. His expertise will help stabilize the system and move it forward. I spoke with Deputy Mayor Walcott this morning and pledged to support him in every way possible, and we are excited to work together as we help our children reach the zenith of their potential.”
“I was pleased today to speak with Cathie Black, the schools chancellor designee appointed by the mayor. The State Legislature of New York has given the mayor the authority to select a schools chancellor, and he is accountable for his selection. Today, as she shared with me her eagerness and excitement about this opportunity, I was impressed with her enthusiastic willingness to take on a job that comes with lots of challenges in addition to its rewards — and I wished her well. Our kids’ future depends on her success.”
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