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Tuesday, January 5, 2016

"Got To Go" List Principal At Success Academies Takes A Leave

Surely this is voluntary:

The principal at a Success Academy charter school who created a “Got to Go” list of difficult students is taking a personal leave of absence, a Success Academy spokeswoman said on Monday.

Critics of Success Academy, the high-performing New York City charter school network, have said its high test scores are partly a result of weeding out underperforming and disruptive students. The existence of the list, reported by The New York Times in October, appeared to support the accusations.

At a news conference that month, Success Academy’s founder, Eva S. Moskowitz, said the list was an anomaly and that it existed for only three days in 2014 before the principal, Candido Brown, was chastised for it. Mr. Brown apologized, saying he was doing what he thought was needed to fix an unsafe school and that the list was his idea alone.

Still, nine of the 16 students on the list eventually left the school, Success Academy Fort Greene, in Brooklyn.

In short, the Got To Go" list kinda worked - more than half the students on the list left the school.

Alas, there also seems to be a "We Gotta Go" list for principals at the school:

The acting principal will be the school’s fourth leader since it opened in 2013.

Gotta love the attrition rates at Success Academies, where the only thing that counts is test scores and anybody who doesn't measure up has, well, got to go.

As for Candido Brown, the idiot who put the unofficial Success Academies "Got To Go" philosophy for kids not measuring up into writing, it appears he has to go too - especially with some of the parents of the kids on the list suing the school.


  1. I bet they play the Go Go's over the loudspeaker every morning!

  2. no they do not play the go go's over the loudspeaker every morning....they play the rappers de lite.....

  3. They play The Clash: "Should I stay or should I go".

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