Unedited First Draft of Chancellor's Letter


Dear Colleagues:

Good morning and welcome to the new college yr! I hope everyone had a wonderful summer months. I used it in my high-class business, earning phone calls to Pretty Critical People today. None of them have been academics! And you won’t be hearing from me anytime soon.

Thank you for all that you do for the small children and people of the New York Metropolis general public schools…and for your perform this 7 days to get ready to welcome them again. I know you weren’t paid for most of it, but hey, I make $349,840, so it’s no skin off my apple.

It’s been 36 decades because my very first opening day as a teacher—in a fourth-grade classroom at P.S. 167 in Brooklyn, and boy am I glad to have gotten the hell out of there. I nevertheless truly feel the exact excitement and get the very same butterflies each yr on this day, but I’m really frigging content not to be in crumbling trailers executing the precise perform. Viewing the vivid faces of our younger folks and feeling the brilliance of their promise and opportunity is so joyful and uplifting. You’d pretty much believe it wasn’t me denying them ample money or additional delaying sensible class measurements!

From my very first day as Chancellor, I’ve been greatly energized by the opportunity to staff up with you and our total city to reimagine how we can fortify assistance of our faculties, tighten the partnership with our families, and carry our pupils to a limitless potential. Man, that was a extended sentence. I hope there are not any English teachers reading through this!

It is my joy to be in my flawlessly isolated, flawlessly ventilated air-conditioned business office and see how you inspire, treatment for, and educate our children. Each day I thank the Lord that I get to sit here and pontificate whilst you do the precise operate. It’s my expectation that, jointly, we rise to turn out to be the ideal school district in the nation. If that takes place, you’d far better believe I’ll take all the credit rating and do my pretty very best not to spend just one skinny dime in your agreement, which expires up coming 7 days.

I glance ahead to photo ops together with you each and every working day to achieve greater heights. With any luck ,, we’ll hover fortunately hunting best heights. And if you believe you are going to receive just one iota of aid from me, I want to know particularly what you are significant on.

Thank you for your get the job done and your commitment. Love my crappy grading process. Jointly, let’s make it a wonderful college 12 months for our youngsters. If that takes place, I’ll just take all the credit score, alongside with the mayor, blessed be his name for selecting my brother. If it does not get the job done, I’ll blame you all over the press, and find these classes of 400 Mayor Adams wants. Guaranteed it will be awful, but assume of all the income we can spend in redecorating my business. 

I have a eyesight, bro.

Soaring large,