March 29, 2023


Through Education Matters

The Chancellor Sends Us His Summer Message

Pricey Colleagues,

As we wrap up the school 12 months, I want to just take a minute to say thank you and congratulations to all people at the DOE who built this university 12 months a achievements, especially myself and the numerous loved ones users I’ve gotten on the NYC gravy train. From all of us, allow me say it certainly beats operating.

I have only been Chancellor for 6 months but in that short period of time of time, we’ve completed a whole lot with each other. We have gotten billions of bucks from the feds, and still managed to slash the budgets of your educational facilities by hundreds of thousands of pounds. We’ve managed to confound not only the City Council, but also the Point out Assembly and Senate in their initiatives to decrease course sizes. Alternatively of looking at your class measurements go down, you are going to pretty much definitely look at them explode following calendar year. No pores and skin off my apple, considering the fact that I’ll be sitting down in my workplace, executing No matter what.

We correctly navigated the Omicron surge, and cleverly managed to fall the mask mandate even with the most contagious strain yet. Guaranteed, some of you bought COVID even if you masked every single working day, but I by no means bought it. Now the mayor did. Permit me talk to you this question—the mayor suggests when he has swagger, the town has swagger. Thus, if the mayor has COVID, does the town has COVID? (Just a joke, Eric. Maintain that 350K a calendar year coming, and remember to do not fireplace my brother.)

We have refused to cooperate with opportunity lifeguards, resulting in a dire scarcity. We are in its place embarking on a drowning recognition campaign. That way, though you are drowning, you’ll realize absolutely what is happening to you proper up until you drown. We’ve defunding community schools at the optimum charge due to the fact the good economic downturn. We’ve elevated rents on stabilized apartments by the optimum amount because Bloomberg.

We introduced critical initiatives this kind of as the expansion of Gifted & Talented applications, which may possibly or may possibly not imply one thing, offered spending plan cuts. We created you sit by schooling on dyslexia, simply because which is what the mayor has. If your learners have some other discovering incapacity, much too undesirable for them. Let them elect a frigging mayor who shares it. We also manufactured you sit via an insipid on the web seminar about on the web privacy, for the reason that when and if it’s violated, we intend to blame you. We’ll say, hey, we provided the training, so it is not our job, guy.

All of these achievements are the result of your hard work!

In a school program as massive as ours, each and every one of you performs a important role in ensuring that our pupils are well supported and thriving academically and socially. And you far better believe that when we max out class size, that is gonna be 1 hell of a undertaking! Superior detail we’ve weaseled our way out of both of those city and condition initiatives to minimize course sizes, and can conserve tons of money by slashing your budgets. In point, in our surveys, when we asked what mothers and fathers most preferred for their children, it was affordable course measurements. Nicely, screw them and the subway trains they rode in on.

I really feel monumental gratitude to be doing the job alongside this sort of clever and passionate people. If it were being not for you, individuals like me would have to do this operate, as opposed to sitting down in relaxed offices at Tweed counting my blessings and paper clips I will seem for your steerage and suggestions, and consider me, I will give it beneficial lip provider at each individual chance.

Have a protected and enjoyable summer months. The greatest is nonetheless to appear as we advance toward the 2022-23 faculty year! Wait right until you see what surprises the mayor and I have in keep for you, UFT!

Soaring high,

Mister Chancellor David C. Banking institutions