This is an exposé detailing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's education and construction policies between 2002 and 2009 inclusive. It covers all major education issues: schools chancellor, school budget, grading of the schools, reducing class sizes, small-, charter and culturally themed schools, standardized testing, school safety, overcrowding and mayoral control; and all major real-estate-development issues: rezoning, ULURP, self-certification, various fatal construction accidents and disasters, affordable housing, lack of construction-law enforcement and the large projects that characterized the administration. This book features a list of abbreviations and a comprehensive index in the back.
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This non-fiction book presents a thorough analysis of a specific era in New York City political history--the first two terms of a strong-willed mayor who has ruled the city like no other. It is immensely entertaining because it contains moments of unexpected wickedly funny lines and it vividly describes the human interest element of city living. In addition, "Education and Deconstruction" is extremely well-researched, as more than 1,200 documents were consulted in its production. A must-read for everyone interested in education, urban studies, or social and political history.