Skip to comments.Weiner Heckled By His Own Mom
Posted on 01/26/2005 8:19:40 AM PST by NYC GOP Chick
Anthony Weiner got a public reminder yesterday that "Mother knows best."
As the Democratic mayoral hopeful blasted Mayor Bloomberg's educational policies yesterday, he was quietly corrected by his own mom.
After Weiner's first major education speech, the congressman told a West Side Chamber of Commerce breakfast that music, arts and language programs have been "decimated" under Bloomberg.
"You basically have one choice in school now in terms of a second language and that's Spanish," said Weiner (D-Queens, Brooklyn), a public school alum.
But his mom, Fran, a retired teacher whom he praised earlier, informed him that Latin is still taught in some schools.
After a back-and-forth, Weiner joked: "Please. I can't be heckled by my own mother."
Weiner criticized Bloomberg's top-down reshuffling of the school system, saying teachers deserve more autonomy and bigger salaries.
Weiner admitted Bloomberg recently called for a big boost in vocational training, but Weiner said a lack of emphasis on those programs has hurt kids.
He also criticized the disciplinary system, saying it can take 105 days to suspend a student from school.
"Anthony Weiner's education speech today was all politics and loaded with inaccuracies," said Bloomberg spokesman Robert Lawson.
City Hall officials singled out Weiner's claim that the mayor's Leadership Academy to teach principals is spending $250,000 per graduate.
Insiders said the real amount is about $150,000 - all of it paid for by private funds.
One can hope! What a buffoon.
NY already has the 6th highest of the 50 states in average teacher salary at $53,017 per year and the 4th highest starting teacher salary at $35,259.
IMO I think he is more correctly classified in the category of dweeb, rather than dork or geek, although they belong to the same family.
Hey may be a dork, but he's one of the few in Gov't that recognizes what Saudi Arabia really is...a terrorist state and not an ally.
Maybe he can get her vote if he really campaigns hard.
I wonder if that fellow had the 'i' and 'e' legally reversed in his name.
LOL! Classy Freddie Blassie, the nature boy of wrestling. Seek out his LP "I Bite The Songs" - the truth of the universe is contained in the grooves!
Unfortunately, yes. I do pity the people in his district -- he took over when Putzhead Schumer made it to the Senate.
I think your wife is right!
You rock! ;D
Some look like thugs.
Weiner: the name fits.
Some folks here bash Bloomberg, but he's gonna win re-election in a cakewalk.