A quick update. Far Rockaway, Queens Councilman Donovan Richards is claiming that the New York Post’s reports of the disaster at PS 106 are “fabricated.”
Richards, who praised schools chancellor Carmen Fariña’s response to the allegations in the story, said the school’s woes can largely be traced back to the damage wrought by Superstorm Sandy, which destroyed an early childhood education annex and much of the school’s materials, including textbooks and new technology, including new computers, bought before the storm.
Bad behavior often goes undetected until the aftermath of a crisis. The masterminds behind Ponzi schemes get caught during economic downturns, when investors flee the market. Likewise, no one notices that $2.9 million are being wasted until a storm hits and the money has been allocated to a dirty principal.