Initially on Saturday Thompson issued an "Everybody wins!" kind of statement, saying the system was fair to both the DOE and the UFT and was good for NYC school students.
Then on Sunday he said this:
Bill Thompson, a Democrat who once served as school-board president and city comptroller, called the 241-page plan "unworkable in its complexity and bureaucracy."
Perhaps Thompson was, as has been suggested, pandering to the UFT in order to garner support and an endorsement.
Or perhaps as former head of the Board of Education, he looked at the 241 page plan and saw it for what it is - a cobbled-together system that is too complex and convoluted to ever work.
Or maybe he was doing a little of both - truth-telling and pandering.
In any case, he described the King plan to a tee.