Another long week for plenty of New York City parents, waiting for the DOE to deliver on their promise of g+t letters out "this week," per their home page Spotlight a couple of days ago (but now removed).
Many commenters have written in (understandable) frustration, and we and others have had word that letters will either go out today or "as soon as possible" -- which might mean today, and might not. In a DOE committed to accountability, the protracted wait and increasing delays carry a particularly sharp sting. But it also makes sense, given the pre-K experience, that they're taking their time on this round of letters: Wouldn't you?
Still, it's hard to know what to say to parents who plead, 'we met our deadlines -- where's the DOE?' And harder still to be those parents, waiting, checking mail daily, and increasingly doubtful that the process, as established, will work.