Bloomberg Holds His Fire on de Blasio but Blasts His ‘Disaster’ Priorities

Katie Couric Interviews Mike Bloomberg at the UN
Katie Couric interviewing former Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the UN. (screenshot: news.yahoo.com)

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat down with Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric for his first major interview since leaving office, where he finally weighed in on his successor, Bill de Blasio, after months of silence.

Though he vowed not to criticize Mr. de Blasio after leaving City Hall, Ms. Couric was able to press Mr. Bloomberg into slamming both his policies and rhetoric throughout the 30-minute interview. Continue reading “Bloomberg Holds His Fire on de Blasio but Blasts His ‘Disaster’ Priorities”

Eva Moskowitz Goes on Media Tour Bashing ‘So-Called Progressive’ Bill de Blasio

Eva Moskowitz last night on Capital Tonight last night. (Photo: screenshot)
Eva Moskowitz last night on Capital Tonight last night. (Photo: screenshot)

Success Academy Charter Schools founder Eva Moskowitz continued her media tour this morning, slamming “so-called progressive” Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to pull the plug on three of her schools.

“We have a mayor in the City of New York who says he’s a progressive on the one hand, but wants to deny poor kids in Harlem an opportunity, a shot at life,” said Ms. Moskowitz, speaking to a receptive audience on MSNBC’s Morning Joe. Continue reading “Eva Moskowitz Goes on Media Tour Bashing ‘So-Called Progressive’ Bill de Blasio”

Chancellor Says ‘We Are Turning the Page’ While Pulling Plug on Some Co-Locations

Bill de Blasio and his new schools chancellor, Carmen Farina.
Bill de Blasio and his new schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña.

Mayor Bill de Blasio took another step today to reverse the previous administration’s schools agenda, withdrawing nine co-locations approved last year, including three for Eva Moskowitz’s Success Academies.

“If there is one thing school communities should know, it’s this: we’re going to do things differently,” Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said in a statement. “Today, we are turning the page on the approach of the past. We are going to listen and be responsive like never before, and that will be reflected in everything we do.” Continue reading “Chancellor Says ‘We Are Turning the Page’ While Pulling Plug on Some Co-Locations”