"My own army." I wonder how the brave men and women who risk their lives every day to protect the people and property of the greatest city on the world feel about being referred to as Mayor Mike's own private militia.
Of course, Mayor Mike can't be blamed for his youthful indiscretions; it's clearly the fault of his teachers! If only we had a system in place back when Mayor Mike was toking up and doing beer bongs that based teacher pay on Mayor Mike's performance on standardized tests. Yeah, that would have been just so great...
But Mayor Mike's biggest bombs had to be dropped on teachers:
But the mayor's below the Beltway shots weren't reserved for just Washington — he also slapped the dunce cap on the country's teachers.
“We don’t hire the people who are at the top of their class anymore," he told the audience at the elite Massachusetts school.
Hey, way to pump up the NYC teacher corps, Mike! And it's so practical to think the teachers of America are all going to come from top-50 colleges when we have over 3 million teachers in this country.“In America, they come from the bottom 20 percent and not of the best schools."
Wait - Mayor Mike knows how to solve that problem!
In a perfect world, he said he would cut the number of teachers in half and double their compensation, in an effort to improve the quality of instruction.
Bull. What's driven down salaries is historically low taxation for the insanely wealthy like... Mayor Mike!“Double the class size with a better teacher is a good deal for the students,” he said, adding that teachers unions' pushes for smaller classes around the country have driven down salaries.
But I'm sure the best and the brightest at MIT, where Mayor Mike was speaking, are enthralled at the thought of teaching 40 kindergarteners for $78,000 - twice the average starting salary of a teacher. Yes, 40 five year olds, crammed in a class with an Ivy League poli-sci major - but the money is so awesome! What could go wrong? I'm sure there are more than enough of these creme de la creme undergrads ready to sign on to teach in these conditions in Camden and Detroit and South Central and the Bronx and...
Did I ever mention on this blog that people like Mayor Mike are clowns without the slightest idea of what the hell they are talking about? That they can't even do their own jobs, yet they tell teachers in the nastiest of tones how to do theirs?
I did? Good.