After spending the last two years pursuing a misguided and divisive approach to educational equity, New York City's mayor and schools chancellor have failed in their most basic mission—to actually provide educational services to the schoolchildren in their care. Private, religious, and charter schools and networks have delivered a diverse and creative set of approaches to the new school year, from full-time remote learning with daily live instruction to full-time in-school learning, as well as various hybrid approaches. Meanwhile, New York City's Department of Education has delivered nothing except a series of last-minute announcements reversing previous commitments made to families. At the Department of Education, resignations at the highest level are in order. In Albany, the governor should find ways to prevent the current mayor from inflicting any more damage on the city in his final 15 months in office.
Ray Domanico is a senior fellow and director of education policy at the Manhattan Institute.
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