Farina is seen as much more pro-teacher than recent DOE leadership, but she's a tough boss. As principal, she replaced 80% of her staff.
— Lindsey Christ (@LindseyChrist) December 30, 2013
Jose Vilson responded:
@MrHonner @LindseyChrist Agreed too. I don’t know enough about that school to make a determination, but 80% is pretty high.
— Jose Vilson (@TheJLV) December 31, 2013
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.