New York City is anxious to learn who mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will select as the new Chancellor of Education. Current chancellor Dennis Walcott shares his thoughts on NYC education as he prepares to leave office, making sure Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s school-reform policies are secured.
According to the Crain’s New York Business opinion blog, Walcott discusses how NYC education has improved during Bloomberg’s administration:
“We've transformed the system in the last 12 years,” he said. “It's nothing to be shy about. We've improved our graduation rates by over 40%, we've reduced our dropout rates by 50%, we've offered more choice than ever before—we have 1,814 schools. We've built an accountability system.”