Ray Domanico joins City Journal associate editor Seth Barron to discuss New York City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza’s controversial and divisive leadership of the nation’s largest public school system. Domanico details Carranza’s emphasis on ridding schools of purported racial bias in his recent essay for City Journal, “Richard Carranza’s Deflections.”

Over the past four decades, with varying levels of success, Carranza’s predecessors in the chancellor’s job have launched numerous policies and programs aimed at better serving students. By contrast, Carranza has put forth no substantive plan for improving the schools, instead charging that the system is overrun by racial prejudice.

“This appeal to racial resentment is cynical and misguided,” writes Domanico. Carranza seems to believe that reforming New York’s public schools will require intensive racial-bias training and large budget increases. Instead, the chancellor and his team need to focus on the hard work of improving the schools academically.

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  1. colleenb Member

    Thanks for additional info on Carranza. From every thing I’ve read about him and the underlings he’s brought to NYC, he/they are definitely part of the problem.

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    • July 10, 2019, at 9:27 AM PST
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    The last two minutes are the critical part. 

    The guest explains that, because all the additional money that has been given to the public schools goes to raise teachers’ salaries across-the-board, and is not targeted to good teachers, it has had no effect

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    • July 10, 2019, at 11:03 AM PST
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