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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Are We Sure Carmen Farina Is More "Pro-Teacher" Than Current DOE Leadership?

Jose Vilson responded:

80% is indeed a pretty high attrition rate.

One might even say it's exceedingly high and a worrisome sign of what's to come.

My sense is, she's a toe-the-line leader and will work to get anybody who doesn't buy into her vision out.

Dunno about you, but I'm not feeling too optimistic about that kind of leadership style.

She was probably the best we were going to do in the current political circumstances, but that doesn't mean I trust her.

Same goes for her boss, Bill de Blasio.

By all means, be happy Walcott is gone and a Barbara Byrd Bennett or Kaya Henderson didn't replace him.

But watch Carmen Farina very, very closely.

That 80% attrition rate she had as a principal is a red flag.


  1. I do not necessarily think that a 'good administrator' is someone who is soft and easy. On the contrary, I think a good administrator is someone who is tough and expects a lot from the staff. I also think a good administrator is someone who has clear principles and foundations of beliefs on what he/she stands for. However, as long as they are FAIR. Fairness is is key to being a tough but a good administrator.

    1. We'll see. 80% attrition rate is something to keep in mind as we go forward.