THE NYC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS COLLAPSING. IT’S THE BEST KEPT SECRET IN AMERICA. WELL MAYBE NOT THE BEST KEPT SECRET, BUT CERTAINLY THE BEST KEPT SECRET THAT EVERYONE CAN SEE WITH THEIR OWN EYES: “Teachers union chief says NYC is ‘hiding’ student in-person attendance.”
The head of the city teachers’ union on Wednesday said the Department of Education is “hiding” the number of students showing up to school to avoid political embarrassment.
Speaking at a City Council hearing, United Federation of Teachers president Michael Mulgrew asserted that the DOE has the numbers but won’t publicize them.
“They have an attendance figure for every day,” Mulgrew said, adding that as many as 180,000 city kids may not have set foot in a classroom this year. “They know how many kids didn’t show up … They are hiding this.”