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It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’

Posted By Robby Soave On 10:16 AM 01/02/2014

Now that New York City Mayor and far-left Democrat Bill de Blasio has chosen Carmen Farina to become chancellor of NYC schools, city residents can expect a sharp turn to the left on education policy.

Farina, a former teacher and long-time adviser to de Blasio, shares the mayor’s desire to foist a “progressive agenda” upon NYC schools, she said at a news conference earlier this week.

“This progressive agenda actually says we know there are things that need to happen, but they need to happen with people, not to people,” she said.

That means liberal education goals — including an expansion of taxpayer-funded pre-K and elimination of merit-based pay for teachers — will definitely be a top priority for the new administration.

Farina taught in a Brooklyn elementary school for over 20 years, eventually becoming a principal. She became known as a supporter for supplemental after-school programs and universal pre-K as she transitioned to more prestigious jobs in the city education administration. She retired in 2006, and is now 70 years old.

The daughter of Spanish immigrants, Farina felt “invisible” when she attended school as a child, according to Fox News Latino. Promoting racial integration of New York schools continues to be a top priority of both Farina and de Blasio.

Both take a more skeptical view of charter schools, school choice and standardized testing than former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a Republican who became an independent during his terms in office. In fact, Farina personally battled a charter school that attempted to move into her neighborhood in 2011.

School reform advocates are already worried that Farina and de Blasio are likely to roll back some of the institutional and financial support that Bloomberg provided to the city’s charter school movement. Modifying the city’s lease agreements with charter schools could force them to pay thousands more dollars per student.

It’s less clear how Farina will proceed on Common Core, the national curriculum guidelines currently being implemented all over the country. Like many moderate chief executives, Bloomberg supported the standards. Rank-and-file teachers union members — as well as many conservatives — remain deeply skeptical of Common Core and its required testing, however.

Farina supports the curriculum component of Common Core, but may opt to modify the standardized testing it requires in order to make things more palatable to evaluation-conscious teachers. If that happens, NYC liberals might just get every education-related thing they could ever want.
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 02:30:12 PM »
I hope there's a mass exodus from NYC.    :chairbang:

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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 03:04:29 PM »

Your children are belong to us...


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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 03:16:18 PM »
I hope there's a mass exodus from NYC.    :chairbang:

Just as long as they don't move to Texas.  No more Yankees in the Lone Star State!!!
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 03:54:07 PM »
Just as long as they don't move to Texas.  No more Yankees in the Lone Star State!!!

Yeah, we have a over-abundance of them in CO too. 

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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2014, 06:19:38 PM »
I hope there's a mass exodus from NYC.    :chairbang:

Nope. NYC is lost. They voted for this, they want this. They are libs, spawning libs.

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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 09:28:14 PM »
Bill Clinton is so certain the movement is the progressive direction he is embracing this as the standard for Hillary to run in 2016..... seems they think DeBlasio winning Mayor is proof we are all progressives now.
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 09:45:50 PM »
 :th_10444:
Bill Clinton is so certain the movement is the progressive direction he is embracing this as the standard for Hillary to run in 2016..... seems they think DeBlasio winning Mayor is proof we are all progressives now.

Hillary wants to stay to the left of Elizabeth Warren right now.  She's got to unite the Democrats behind her because they abandoned her for the lefty Obammy in 2008.  She's not going to be out-leftied again.
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 10:01:58 PM »
[[ Hillary wants to stay to the left of Elizabeth Warren right now.  She's got to unite the Democrats behind her because they abandoned her for the lefty Obammy in 2008.  She's not going to be out-leftied again. ]]

I don't care how much Hillary contorts herself, it's gonna be hard for her to "stay to the left" of Lieawatha!

Warren could steal the nomination from Hillary in 2016, just as Obama stole it from her back in '08. "The first woman president" schtick ain't going to stick agin' another gal !!

And Hillary ain't gonna be lookin' that great on the stump in a couple more years. She's getting pretty "haggardly" right now!
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 10:17:33 PM »
BTW Hillary had another hair makeover - a bob with bangs.
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2014, 12:00:43 AM »
Just as long as they don't move to Texas.  No more Yankees in the Lone Star State!!!

Nah.  NJ, Westchester, Greenwich CT, or Long Island.

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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2014, 12:50:13 PM »
BTW Hillary had another hair makeover - a bob with bangs.
do you have a link to her new look?


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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2014, 01:05:03 PM »
do you have a link to her new look?

I saw it on the daily mail.
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Re: It begins: New NYC schools chancellor will push ‘progressive agenda’
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 01:54:40 PM »
I saw it on the daily mail.
I'll check it out.



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