Klein said he believed staff at Public School 38 in Brooklyn answered school surveys honestly, even though the Daily News reported that Principal Yolanda Ramirez berated them for 40 minutes for slamming her in their responses.
"First of all, my own experience is it's pretty hard to pressure anyone in the system," Klein said. "I'm convinced - these are anonymous surveys - I'm convinced people play them overwhelmingly straight. "
Ramirez was caught on tape telling teachers that they shouldn't publicly slam her because, "if I were to begin putting out some of your dirty laundry a lot of you wouldn't be here."Chancellor Joel Klein says teachers answer survey questions honestly because they are anonymous
by Erin Einhorn and Rachel Monahan
April 16th 2010