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  • Leonie Haimson
    Any idea if this is true and if so who has departed? Top administrators fleeing de Blasio’s Dept. of
    Message 1 of 4 , Jul 9, 2014

      Any idea if this is true and if so who has departed?

      Top administrators fleeing de Blasio’s Dept. of Education

      By Yoav Gonen

      July 9, 2014 | 3:35am

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      The de Blasio administration’s warmer, fuzzier approach toward teachers apparently hasn’t reached senior staffers at the Department of Education — they’re quitting in droves, sources told The Post.

      As many as 100 top-level administrators have left the DOE since January amid low morale, the sources said.

      While turnover with a new administration is common, the rush to the door is said to be over mismanagement rather than ideology.

      “They’re leaving because they see the place is being poorly run,” said one source. “In the last administration, there was organizational discipline and systems for getting things done — those no longer exist.”

      The brain drain has gotten so bad that Chancellor Carmen Fariña has taken to giving pep talks at DOE headquarters.

      The goal is to better explain her vision beyond just pinning all hopes on expanding pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, multiple sources said.

      But one sign of the DOE’s slow going is an internal e-mail obtained by The Post that says that educrats are still conducting fact-finding to figure out what works.

      “We are approaching this work without any preconceived notion of ‘the answer,’ ” chief strategy officer Josh Wallack wrote.

      DOE officials said Fariña’s talks with staffers were just regular meetings, and attributed the loss in personnel entirely to the transition.

      They would not say how many high-level staffers have left.

       

       

       

    • Diane Ravitch
      Not enough. Change in administration should mean change in personnel. On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Leonie Haimson leonie@att.net ... Not enough. Change in
      Message 2 of 4 , Jul 9, 2014
        Not enough. Change in administration should mean change in personnel.


        On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM, 'Leonie Haimson' leonie@... [nyceducationnews] <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
         

        Any idea if this is true and if so who has departed?

        Top administrators fleeing de Blasio’s Dept. of Education

        By Yoav Gonen

        July 9, 2014 | 3:35am

        Modal Trigger

        Top administrators fleeing de Blasio’s Dept. of Education

        New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: WireImage

        MORE ON:

        Department of Education
        With Farina in charge, don't get hopes up for city schools
        Flunky teacher sues to get his job back
        'Incompetent' special ed teacher can't be fired
        Teacher isn't fired after giving teen gifts, sending 'love' texts

        The de Blasio administration’s warmer, fuzzier approach toward teachers apparently hasn’t reached senior staffers at the Department of Education — they’re quitting in droves, sources told The Post.

        As many as 100 top-level administrators have left the DOE since January amid low morale, the sources said.

        While turnover with a new administration is common, the rush to the door is said to be over mismanagement rather than ideology.

        “They’re leaving because they see the place is being poorly run,” said one source. “In the last administration, there was organizational discipline and systems for getting things done — those no longer exist.”

        The brain drain has gotten so bad that Chancellor Carmen Fariña has taken to giving pep talks at DOE headquarters.

        The goal is to better explain her vision beyond just pinning all hopes on expanding pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, multiple sources said.

        But one sign of the DOE’s slow going is an internal e-mail obtained by The Post that says that educrats are still conducting fact-finding to figure out what works.

        “We are approaching this work without any preconceived notion of ‘the answer,’ ” chief strategy officer Josh Wallack wrote.

        DOE officials said Fariña’s talks with staffers were just regular meetings, and attributed the loss in personnel entirely to the transition.

        They would not say how many high-level staffers have left.

         

         

         


      • Norm Scott
        Pure pro Bloomberg propaganda. These people who went along with every destructive act should be going straight to jail without passing GO. Please tell me the
        Message 3 of 4 , Jul 9, 2014
          Pure pro Bloomberg propaganda. These people who went along with every destructive act should be going straight to jail without passing GO. Please tell me the Grimm Reaper of closing schools has joined the exodus.
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          Not enough. Change in administration should mean change in personnel.


          On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM, 'Leonie Haimson' leonie@... [nyceducationnews] <nyceducationnews@yahoogroups.com> wrote:
           

          Any idea if this is true and if so who has departed?

          Top administrators fleeing de Blasio’s Dept. of Education

          By Yoav Gonen

          July 9, 2014 | 3:35am

          Modal Trigger

          Top administrators fleeing de Blasio’s Dept. of Education

          New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. Photo: WireImage

          MORE ON:

          Department of Education
          With Farina in charge, don't get hopes up for city schools
          Flunky teacher sues to get his job back
          'Incompetent' special ed teacher can't be fired
          Teacher isn't fired after giving teen gifts, sending 'love' texts

          The de Blasio administration’s warmer, fuzzier approach toward teachers apparently hasn’t reached senior staffers at the Department of Education — they’re quitting in droves, sources told The Post.

          As many as 100 top-level administrators have left the DOE since January amid low morale, the sources said.

          While turnover with a new administration is common, the rush to the door is said to be over mismanagement rather than ideology.

          “They’re leaving because they see the place is being poorly run,” said one source. “In the last administration, there was organizational discipline and systems for getting things done — those no longer exist.”

          The brain drain has gotten so bad that Chancellor Carmen Fariña has taken to giving pep talks at DOE headquarters.

          The goal is to better explain her vision beyond just pinning all hopes on expanding pre-kindergarten and after-school programs, multiple sources said.

          But one sign of the DOE’s slow going is an internal e-mail obtained by The Post that says that educrats are still conducting fact-finding to figure out what works.

          “We are approaching this work without any preconceived notion of ‘the answer,’ ” chief strategy officer Josh Wallack wrote.

          DOE officials said Fariña’s talks with staffers were just regular meetings, and attributed the loss in personnel entirely to the transition.

          They would not say how many high-level staffers have left.

           

           

           


        • mkolb62
          If the Portfolio Department is any gauge, under Bloomberg the DOE seemed to quickly promote recent, young hires so maybe they are the top administrators
          Message 4 of 4 , Jul 10, 2014

            If the Portfolio Department is any gauge, under Bloomberg the DOE seemed to quickly promote recent, young hires so maybe they are the "top" administrators leaving now... My district, 24, one of the most overcrowded in NYC, seemed to get new liaisons from Portfolio EVERY year under Bloomberg - every time one of them came to a CEC meeting we had to re-explain things to them about our district that we had just gotten their predecessors to understand. The predecessors seemed to have been promoted...


            Marge Kolb

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