A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 04, 2018
Dumbest Organization Ever (Department of Education nickname)

New York City’s WABC talk radio host Curtis Sliwa announced, on March 5, 2018, that the New York City Department of Education (DOE) had a new chancellor. Sliwa, no fan of the DOE, said:

“The Department of Education. That’s right, the D-O-E. Dumbest Organization Ever.”

The Department of Education has also been called the “Department of Exaggeration.”


Wikipedia: New York City Department of Education
The New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) is the department of the government of New York City that manages the city’s public school system. The City School District of the City of New York (the New York City public schools) is the largest school system in the United States, with over 1.1 million students taught in more than 1,800 separate schools. The department covers all five boroughs of New York City, and has an annual budget of nearly 25 billion dollars.

Wikipedia: Curtis Sliwa
Curtis Sliwa (born March 26, 1954) is an American anti-crime activist, founder and CEO of the Guardian Angels, radio talk show host, media personality, and chairman of the Reform Party of New York State.

WABC Radio—The Drive at Five with Curtis Sliwa
March 5, 2018
1:55
“Announcing today that we have a brand new chancellor of the Board of Education. The Department of Education. That’s right, the D-O-E. Dumbest Organization Ever.”
2:39
“... the Department of Education, a.k.a., Dumbest Organization Ever, ...”

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityEducation/Schools • Sunday, March 04, 2018 • Permalink