Dennis Walcott, the former chancellor for New York City schools, vowed to work cooperatively with the East Ramapo schools as the new state monitor for the district — but also pledged to hold them accountable for their actions.
Walcott was officially announced today as the monitor for the troubled Rockland County district by state Education Commisioner MaryEllen Elia and Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch.
“This effort will be both cooperative and collaborative; we will work directly with the East Ramapo school board but we will not shy away from keeping the district accountable to the community when we identify areas of improvement,” Walcott said in a statement.“Our goal is to help the district develop sustainable practices to ensure that East Ramapo is able to provide, and actually does provide, appropriate educational programs for all its students. My team will get started right away, and one of our first orders of business will be to engage the district, its students, staff, parents and stakeholders.”
What, was Joel Klein busy?
Oh, yes, that's right - he has been busy losing $371 million dollars.
So out steps Walcott.
Amazing how they keep shuffling members of the Titanic musicians guild around the deck to play the same old song while the ship goes down, eh?
Another winning move by MaryEllen Elia.
Still crowing about that appointment, NYSUT?