Now that Cathie Black has referenced Sophie's Choice and the Holocaust in a talk she gave to parents in Tribeca the other night about how difficult school funding and spacing issues are going to be, it makes me wonder just what other "solutions" she has in mind for the various "problems" she faces as chancellor.
The ATR situation, for example.
Seriously, she has stated quite openly that when it comes to a problem, she is going to make a choice in which one sides lives and thrives, the other side gets sent off to, well, you know.
Could there be a group of people more emblematic of that kind of choice than the ATR's?
You can bet she (or Bloomberg, who is pulling the strings connected to her alcohol-soaked head anyway) will be looking for ways to finish those folks off and get them off the payroll.
I think the same can be said for veteran teachers. If you have 15+ years in the system, you are on her hit list.
Meanwhile back at Tweed, they're yucking it up over the unreliable TDR reports they plan to release to the press and bucking it up with over $2 million dollars in bonus money.
Apparently there are no Sophie's Choices down at Tweed.
Nope - just lots of money and laughs.
And back in the schools, bedbugs run free, PCB's leak from the lighting fixtures, the chancellor jokes about birth control as a solution for overcrowding and references Hitler's Final Solution when talking about the "tough decisions" she has to make.
Not even Tom Wolfe could write this stuff up and get away with it in a novel entitled the Bonfire of the Cathies.
But somehow, Bloomberg and Black are getting away with this.
We'll see how much longer.
I can't imagine she's making too many friends or allies these days with the stupid things she says.
She might find that New Yorkers have their own solution to the problems in NYC public schools - getting rid of Cathie Black.