Carranza failing
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Dear Editor,

The 2019 results of the state's English and math exams show that more than half of all New York City students in grades 3 through 8 can't read, write or perform basic math functions at acceptable grade levels.

This paints a portrait of failure for Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. It

doesn't justify his record-high annual salary of nearly $353,000, compared to $266,000 for his predecessor in Carmen Farina, despite our mayor's call for gender pay parity.

Rather than improve the Department of Education's poor performance, he insists on playing racial roulette with our schools, including ending gifted and talented programs as part of his "equity" agenda.

What's so equitable about a school system that fails to help most of its students? We need a real educator in charge, not a social justice warrior.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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