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Last Chance to Submit a Slogan!

Last call! Submit your slogan by the end of the day. I'll put a few together as logos and we'll vote next week. My new submission is "The NYC DOE: Truthiness in Education." Some of yesterday's submissions included:

The NYC DOE: Redefining success since 1876 (MD)

The NYC DOE: Do as I say not as I do (cha424)

The NYC DOE: Proficiency is forever. (Doug)

The NYC DOE: Making words and data mean whatever we want them to mean. (BHR)

Here's the original challenge:

Every legit corporation has a catchy slogan. Nike rocks "Just Do It!" GE "brings good things to life." But what about the NYC Department of Education?

Until the end of the week, you can submit your slogan for the NYC Department of Education as a comment. Surely we can come up with something splashy.

Enter early, enter often. Based on the Halloween Edu-Parade, NYC School Report Card Haiku Contest, and the Valentine's Day Edu-Poetry contests, this should be fun.

In light of the New York City Comptroller's report issued this morning, which found that the Department of Education ignored bididng rules and overspent on travel, food, and conferences expenses in the middle of a budget crisis, my entry is:

The NYC DOE: Damn, It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta!

If you don't get the "Office Space" reference, you can watch this video.

Embrace obfuscation.

"We'll graduate `em good."

"Reach Out and Test Someone"

The NYC DOE: "Because I said so."

"You can trust your kid to the folks who take no bids"

Propagating Myths is Job #1.

"A Reform a Day keeps Wisdom Away"

How about: “Accountability for everyone – except for the people who count!”

You've got a need for Tweed.

"Tight Lips. Historic Gains."

The NYC DOE: "It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is."

DOE - Obfuscation is our middle name.

I can't believe I ate the entire NYC school system.

NYC DOE - All spin, all the time.

The NYC DOE - Spin you can believe in.

NYC DOE - I spin, therefore I am.

NYC DOE: Accountability is for little people

The Enron of American Education

NYCDOE: All tests, all the time......
and still no improvement

You give us 22 billion dollars, we give you people who've never had experience running a school system

"Testy Technocrats"

or, if it's about the organization rather than the leadership, "Testy Technocracy"

Less Taste, More (no bid) Consultants

Arrogance you can believe in.

NYC DOE: Redefining success since 1876

NYC DOE (with apologies to Lewis Carroll): Making words and data mean whatever we want them to mean.

NYC DOE: Education Is Our Least Important Business

Bloated with Self-Importance.

NYC DOE change for change sake

NYC DOE kids, what kids?

NYC DOE - "Where we mold minds and trailer-classroom ceilings."

NYC DOE Do as I say not as I do

NYC DOE: Truthiness in Education

From reader E.:

Testing. 123, testing

My parents went to the DOE and all I got was this lousy tee-shirt

Space? We don't need no friggin' space

NYC DOE: Research-Proven, Teacher-Proof.

Proficiency is forever.

NYC DOE: Delivering truth since 2002

When it rains, it pours!

What happens in Tweed, Stays in Tweed

The NYCDOE: One Man, Only Rubber Stamp Votes

The NYCDOE: Chart(er)ing New Unproven Paths

The NYCDOE: Remember, Size Doesn't Matter


The NYC DOE: Closing the achievement gap one child per year

The NYC DOE: If we ever made mistakes, we'd fix 'em

We are the ones in proficiency we've been waiting for.

NYCDOE slogan:
(is available from the press office. Please bring proper identification)

NYC DOE - Where billionaires play

NYC DOE - Spin is in.

NYC DOE - A 15-minute call could get you 50% or more in graduation rates!

NYC DOE - We've Come a Long way, Baby
(from 2002, that is)

The NYC DOE: They're our kids, not yours.

re: the Cantor apology letter written by Matt Tabor
NYCDOE: Mayoral Control Means You Never Have To Say You're Sorry

NYC DoE: "Seriously, you think we're going to tell you our slogan? HAHAHA."

The NYC DOE: Rebranding Mediocrity Since 2002

Bloomberg/LKeline NY DOE Reform: Here today; Gone tomorrow

NYC DOE: Kleinberg - 2 for the price of one

What grade do you want?

(I used to say this about an assistant principal I worked under who always caved in to students demands to avoid complaints)

Hello: my Slogan is for Las Vegas

Las Vegas Where You Can Work It Out, But Don't Wear It Out.

Please Confirm

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