Mayor Bloomberg planned to close 26 schools using the turnaround process.
The city took two schools with political connections off that list - Bushwick Community and Grover Cleveland High School.
The other 24 will still be closed.
Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch, who couldn't be reached for comment last week about the Hare and the Pineapple or the state math tests containing questions with two answers, jumped to congratulate Herr Bloomberg for his gracious concession, calling it "honorable."
What about the other 24 schools that are going to be closed, Ms. Tisch?
You know, the ones that the kids begged the city not to close?
Is it honorable to close those?
And what exactly do you know about honor?
Honor means taking the responsibility for your own screw-ups - you know, like when the NYSED and the Regents put out state tests with egregious errors on them or incomprehensible stories with even more incomprehensible questions attached to them.
But you were nowhere to be found last weekend, were you?
No you weren't - and that's because you know nothing about honor, responsibility, honesty or integrity.
Just like your colleague at the NYSED, Commissioner John "It Was The Teachers' Fault!" King, and Mayor Bloomberg.
Blame Others First - that's your reform program.