In the Capital NY story, he has a particularly telling quote:
Eric Nadelstern, a former deputy chancellor under Joel Klein credited with helping to implement some of the Bloomberg administration’s biggest educational reforms, says the first months of Fariña’s tenure should be marked by a clear commitment to raising the graduation rate, which is still below 70 percent.
“I don’t think the chancellor should come and nitpick their way through the system, saying ‘I like this’ or ‘I don’t like that,’” said Nadelstern.
“I think the first 100 days needs to be about putting together the most talented team they can possibly find and then working with that team to develop a long range plan on how to to go from a 66 percent graduation rate to a 100 percent rate in five years,” he said.
How's that for setting somebody up for failure?
100% graduation rate in five years.
That's kinda like No Child Left Behind's 100% proficiency in every demographic category by 2014 or a school gets declared "failing".
Be perfect or you're a failure.
Somehow reformers like Nadelstern never hold themselves to the same standards.
But they sure are laying down markers for de Blasio and Farina, aren't they?