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Who Wrote That Useless Powerpoint?

June 15, 2020 am30 10:51 am

I have variously heard that the school reopening powerpoint cost $1.2M, $1.5M, or $3M. Whatever, that’s a lot of money for a report that did not attempt to detail out a single school program.

Here’s the powerpoint: DOE Planning Overview for Principal Meetings.

They suggest A/B days or A/B weeks. Our capacity numbers say that most schools will need A/B/C/D. And because of the actual mechanics of being in an actual school, even that will not work.

There is not a template in that powerpoint that will open 1800 schools, or even a significant fraction. There is not a rough idea that can be turned into a successful program, not for any schools I can imagine.

Who stole a million or two from New York City, when our budgets are under incredible pressure?

McKinsey? That’s what I heard. Is that right?

McKinsey who sold us the Common Core?  Where David Coleman used to consult? Why would any responsible agency contract with them?  This is an outrage. Where is the accountability?

I was wrong. It is Accenture. Not tainted with Common Core. But they produced a horrible result in their own right.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Bill Guy permalink
    June 15, 2020 am30 11:35 am 11:35 am

    i would have done that for per session

  2. Ms J permalink
    June 24, 2020 am30 1:10 am 1:10 am

    For real? I could have done that in a couple of hours, for per session. My school program is way more complex than that “proposal” . I am the programmer of a bilingual school in Manhattan. They should have asked for programmers of some of the successful schools. We would have done a better job. Embarrassing.

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