Bill de Blasio’s Outrageous Final Move

The outgoing mayor plans to scrap the only part of the city’s schools that works: the gifted-and-talented system.


f Bill de Blasio had a plan to cut back trash delivery in New York City to once a month, he’d call it “Operation Sparkling Streets,” and if he had a plan to let every criminal out of jail he’d call it “Operation Public Safety.” Guess what he’s calling his idea to dumb down the one corner of the city-run school system that works fairly well? “Brilliant.”

Today, de Blasio announced he is implementing a phaseout of the test-based gifted-and-talented programs for city-run public schools. De Blasio is notoriously late for everything, but even for him this is an extraordinarily chaotic