City schools facing backlash for asking students to grade Mayor Bloomberg’s career

Posted at 8:36 AM, Oct 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-03 08:36:37-04

Some parents and teachers are outraged after students were asked to answer an essay question about Mayor Bloomberg’s successes or failures.

According to the Daily News, the question is part of new exams being administered in public schools this fall.

Seventh graders are asked to read a recent speech made by Bloomberg and rate his career.

Some officials have criticized the wisdom of having students grade the accomplishments of the man who calls the shots in city schools.