Statement by New York State Senator Reverend Ruben Diaz

Ruben Diaz

July 22, 2009

I am glad that Bill Thompson has finally joined me in demanding the resignation of New York Chancellor Joel Klein.  Two years ago, to be exact – on February 8, 2007, I sent an open letter to Mayor Bloomberg calling for the immediate resignation of Chancellor Joel Klein and Deputy Mayor Dennis Walcott.
In that letter (see link: letter ) I stated the reason why: because they have been a failure to the school system and to our children.  Part of their failure included a $16 million dollar no bid contract awarded to a company with a history of creating a mess in another state.
While I have been seeing Chancellor Klein’s failure for the past two years, everybody else has been ignoring it or refusing to admit it. 
I am so glad that after two years, Bill Thompson has joined me, and I hope that Bill Thompson will not be the only one who will join me. 
It is never too late to open our eyes and see the truth.
For further information, please contact Senator Rev. Ruben Diaz at 718/496-4793.