Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DOE gets an F

From the NY Post:

A botched deal with the teachers union has forced the city to slam the brakes on a federal program that has already dished out about $20 million to overhaul 11 failing high schools, The Post has learned.

The failure means much of the money spent in the first year of a three-year program will go to waste as officials scramble to change course.

Most of the funds went to individual schools; the rest to the Department of Education for administration and oversight.

The city needed to hammer out a new evaluation system with the teachers union to secure second-year funding for the initiative, which followed one of four federal school-turnaround models known as "transformation."

But because talks tanked, the city instead applied for funds using a radically different approach officials thought would not require a union sign-off -- a model called "restart."


Anonymous said...

f*ck the UFT
the most evil organization in the city

Big Hairy Balls said...

I took my UFT negotiated pension and ran. Thank you UFT & the taxpayers of NYC for making my retirement simply excellent. Long live Queen's Crapper! Long live Israel! Death to the treasonous Palestinians! PS: If you're jealous of my pension then go into teaching. If not then quit your whining.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, UFT, our Comptroller will make sure you'll get the best deal. Make sure you'll support him for Mayor.

georgetheatheist said...

Long live Big Hairy! Telling it EXACTLY how it is. Live it up, baby. You moron taxpayers who supported the Great Socialists Albert Shanker and Sandra Feldman can stick out your grubby paws as Big Hairy considers giving you a couple of quarters for your begging cups. Tell me Big Hairy, do you still get free dental care? Albert Shanker used to crow that NYC teachers have the best teeth in the city due to the free dental plan of the UFT. Big Hairy, if you ever need some domestic help, cutting your grass or vacuuming your house, please call me. It would be an honor to work for you, kind Sir.

Big Mouth Bitch In Your Face said...

F#CK the DOE and all the jealous assh()les commenting who could have been teachers but didn't have the guts, courage, smarts, or perseverance. Thanks, BHB, Yerushalayim Shel Zahav!! I'm taking my pension and running, also!! F*CK YOU to all the teacher bashers!! You must hate kids too, unlike BHB, all my wonderful colleagues, and me!!

Big Hairy Balls said...

Hello George,

I pay a copay (small change) & I get excellent dental care. I also get medical, free annual eye exams, glasses & a copay drug plan. The new teachers (those who are entering the system) have a very different retirement plan. As you already know I worked for my pension. Many people in my age group did. At the time anyone could go into civil service but chose to. We all make decisions that we are forced to live with, right? Thank you for your offer but I live in Maryland & besides I've already got a (legal) domestic helper. I am also a combat (Nam) vet.

Big Hairy Balls said...


I am NOT Jewish but I make annual trips to Israel & I volunteer at military bases around Israel. I am Southern Baptist & we are behind the Israelis 100%! Long live Queens Crapper! Long live Israel! Long live live ammo at the Syrian border!

georgetheatheist said...

Big Hairy, you made a smart move when you were younger. Check out today's front page NY Times article here.

The gravy train is ovahhhhhh.