Mayor de Blasio visit to Bronx School

Mayor de Blasio Visits the Bronx Leadership Academy ll

  On the first day of school for public school students Mayor Bill de Blasio visited one school in each of the five boroughs. In the afternoon Mayor de Blasio along with Chancellor Carranza, UFT President Mulgrew, and local Assemblyman Michael Blake visited the Bronx Leadership Academy ll in Concourse Village.

Mayor de Blasio at his first desk to work on question one.

The group visited a math class where the students were asked to do two math problems for their visitors. Mayor de Blasio sat at one desk to work with the students, and then moved to another desk to work with a different group of students for the second problem. Chancellor Carranza, President Mulgrew, and Assemblyman Blake sat in different areas of the classroom.
Having had a press conference earlier in the day at a Staten Island school the mayor took no questions. I was however able to speak with the UFT President Michael Mulgrew. I asked him about the recent increase in student test scores. He agreed with what Mayor de Blasio had said that student performance on the state tests was the highest ever. 

Mayor de Blasio moved to another desk for problem two.

I told UFT President Mulgrew that this years results increases were the same if not lower then under former Mayor Bloomberg when the UFT said the gains in test scores would rise no matter who was in charge. I also reminded UFT President Mulgrew that the State test results still show that more than half of NYC public school students are performing under fifty percent. I received no answers to both my questions from UFT President Mulgrew.  

(L – R) UFT President Mulgrew, teacher Ms. Adler, Chancellor Carranza, Assemblyman Blake, and Mayor de Blasio.
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