Today the Times Union printed their annual we have the right people in place our schools system is heading in the right direction editorial.
Their main evidence to back up this assertion is that our graduation rates have risen, and you know what they are right but do you know who else’s graduation rates have gone up? EVERYONES EVERWHERE!!
There are numerous reasons for this too and very few if any have to do with what is coming out of One Prudential Drive.
This however is the part that got me.
Many people and organizations deserve credit for the local improvements.
Vitti, with his relentless sense of urgency, has been the change agent, but the foundation was set before Vitti arrived with tougher standards and the expansion of college prep courses in neighborhood high schools.
Nonprofits and the philanthropic community have invested large amounts of money and time to turn around the county’s struggling schools. Special emphasis has been placed on middle schools.
Um, notice who they didn’t mention? Teachers.
The super gets a shout out, and nonprofits, and rich people are patted on the back too but teachers you know the people doing all the work?
Nah not even a mention, the Times Union thinks less of teachers than the super does and that’s saying a lot.The Times Union does more harm than good and it’s shameful.