It was only last week when New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to be on a bit of a cold streak. It seemed as if his entire police force absolutely hated him, crime was surging upward, people were moving out of town so fast that U-Haul couldn’t keep up with all of the requests for trucks, and members of his own party were calling him the worst mayor in the city’s history. He was even going to have to furlough his entire staff for a week… including himself. But now that another week has gone by, things are probably starting to turn around, right?
Not so much. The hits just keep on coming and this time, the attacks are coming from the New York City Principals Union, a part of the larger umbrella of teachers unions. Hizzoner has apparently botched the plan to reopen the schools badly enough that they passed a unanimous vote of no confidence and are calling on him to relinquish mayoral control of the New York City school district and turn it over to the state Department of Education. Ouch.
New York City’s school principals union has issued a vote of no confidence in Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, calling on them to abdicate control of schools to the state in a brutal rebuke over their handling of the system’s coronavirus comeback.
The heads of the Council of School Supervisors and Administrators “declared a unanimous vote of ‘No Confidence’ for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza due to their failure to lead New York City through the safe and successful reopening of schools,” the 6,400-member group wrote in a Sunday letter.
“CSA calls on Mayor de Blasio to cede mayoral control of the Department of Education for the remainder of this health crisis and for Mayor de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza to seek the immediate intervention of the New York State Education Department,” the letter continued.