By: Jared Evan
A whistleblower made an explosive allegation which the N.Y Post initially broke: The Special Commissioner of Investigation (SCI) for city schools is sitting on nine cases of waste, fraud and corruption involving the upper echelons of City Hall and the Department of Education.
In other words, the agency charged with investigating wrongdoing in city schools are stalling or outright blocking investigations into the mayor and the School Chancellor Richard Carranza.
One of cases cited involves first lady Chirlane McCray’s embattled $850 million mental health program, Thrive, which has a large school component.
The Thrive program has been highly controversial as far as its actual impact on the mentally ill and especially the way the first lady McCray squandered almost a billion dollars on this program.
Chirlane McCray, was given $900 million to start a mental health initiative focusing on helping the homeless in the city. Four years later, no one seems to know what that money was used for, according to the New York Post.
The City Council discovered this shocking amount of potential waste during a meeting earlier in the year.
“I like the fact that money is going toward mental health, but when they say we’re seeing a benefit in all areas, I take exception to that, because I don’t see it everywhere,” Queens Councilman Robert Holden told The Post. “I’m not sure anybody does.”
The Thrive program, which had its budget raised to $250 million per year in 2019, has produced some underwhelming numbers in terms of how many people it impacts, Blaze reported.
The insider document blames Special Commissioner Anastasia Coleman, who was appointed in February 2018, after prevailing in a power struggle with former Department of Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters, an aggressive prober of the mayor’s administration and city agencies, The Post reported. The insider document blames Special Commissioner Anastasia Coleman, who was appointed in February 2018, after prevailing in a power struggle with former Department of Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters, an aggressive prober of the mayor’s administration and city agencies.
“Under Coleman, SCI is continuing to hold or redirect investigations into City Hall, Chancellor Richard Carranza and de Blasio allies with business or that are connected to the DOE to protect de Blasio’s image while he runs for president,” says the anonymous Aug. 20 letter signed by “SCI Investigative Staff”, and given to the N.Y Post.
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza has been a lightening rod of controversy since de Blasio appointed the leftist social engineer as school chancellor in 2018, pushing a race based agenda from the start.
The school’s chancellor, made “desegregation” his signature issue when he took the job in 2018, denouncing racial inequality and promising sweeping action. He has specifically questioned whether too many students were being labeled “gifted”, the NY times initially reported.
New York City’s School Diversity Advisory Group recently demanded the elimination of all Gifted & Talented programs in Gotham’s government schools. Conservative outlet National Review described the situation: the SDAG proposes to sacrifice NYC’s high-achieving children on the altar of “equity and inclusion.”
Meanwhile at the DOE offices itself, race has become a key factor, as the radical leftist agenda has brought negativity and lawsuits.
Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza is facing charges for anti-white bias at the NYC Department of Education in a $90 million lawsuit. As reported by the NY Post in June , Carranza is denying the charges, brought forth by three high-ranking DOE employees, all white women, who claim they were demoted without cause in favor of less-qualified persons of color by him after he was placed in charge of the agency in April 2018. “Under Carranza’s leadership, DOE has swiftly and irrevocably silenced, sidelined and punished plaintiffs and other Caucasian female DOE employees on the basis of their race, gender and unwillingness to accept their other colleagues’ hateful stereotypes about them,” wrote the group’s lawyer, Davida S. Perry, in the filing.