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Seventh-grade test question on Bloomberg´s
career worries teachers, parents

New York Daily News, by Rachel Monahan

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Posted By:MissMolly, 10/3/2013 5:59:32 AM

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is often the subject of debate — but now he’s the subject of an essay question that forces students in the schools he controls to rate his career. The question, part of new city-created exams being administered in public schools this fall, asks seventh-graders to read a recent speech made by Bloomberg and write about whether the mayor’s career has been defined by successes or failures. When alerted to the question by the Daily News, some teachers and parents were outraged and criticized the wisdom of having students grade the accomplishments of the very figure

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Daisymae, 10/3/2013 6:35:30 AM     (No. 9547680)

´Tis like asking an inmate to report on a warden.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jalo1951, 10/3/2013 6:56:29 AM     (No. 9547713)

A better question would have been, "How does your mother game the welfare system to take advantage of as many government programs as possible"?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: skedaddle, 10/3/2013 7:43:02 AM     (No. 9547760)

When Mel Brooks played the part of a petty little tyrant it was funny, Bloomberg not so much.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: jimmiet, 10/3/2013 10:23:33 AM     (No. 9548094)

Bloomberg being judged by 7th graders sounds like peer review.

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