The NY Post attacked Montgomery County Schools Superintendent Joshua Starr today for allegedly failing to crack down on pedophile teachers.
Turns out the Post attack on Starr's so-called failure to crack down on pedophile teachers is based on one case
Seems odd to attack Starr for systemic failure to protect children from pedophiles based upon one case.
Yet that's what they do.
And then we get to the meat of why Starr was attacked by the Post:
Formerly the director of school performance and accountability for New York City public schools, Starr is considered a favored candidate of the teachers union for the chancellorship.
This slimy attack from the Post comes on the heels of the Daily News report that the Obama administration is lobbying against Starr because he is anti-testing.
The attacks from the Obama people and now Murdoch shows how threatened the reformer camp feels over the possibility of Starr as NYCDOE chancellor.
Will Campbell Brown be out next with a press release attacking Starr as unacceptable because he protects pedophile teachers?
Is it slander to claim Starr is "under fire from Maryland parents for failing to aggressively crack down on teachers accused of molesting students" when the article only provides one alleged incident to support its case?
And who fed the Starr story to the Post - was it those same Obama administration officials who the Daily News reported were lobbying de Blasio against Starr behind the scenes?
Well, one thing we do know - the knives are out for Starr.
Must be something about Joshua Starr if both the NY Post and the Obama administration want him torpedoed from the DOE job.