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Well, as usual Tim is full of shit.
He believes in Michelle Rhee’s Baltimore Miracle.
Up yours, Tim and Andy
Assemblyman Thomas Abinanti, a Westchester Democrat, released a statement Thursday insisting that King step down amid harsh criticism that the commissioner has ignored parents’ and teachers’ grievances around the Common Core and related testing.
“For quite some time, Education Commissioner John King has closed off all meaningful conversation with parents, educators, administrators, and elected officials who have highlighted serious deficiencies in State Education Department policies,” Abinanti said. “He has exhibited a conscious disregard for their concerns.
“He should be listening, educating where criticisms are unfounded, and adopting changes where criticisms are valid,” the lawmaker continued. “His rigidity makes him unsuited for the position of Education Commissioner. Commissioner King should resign immediately.”
I consider it a very good sign that Andy and Tim et. al arte deluding themselves into believing parents are stupid and gullible.
Not quite what you and Andy Smarick thought would play out.
look up Montclair, NJ.
“Everybody is a star”
Lisa Rudley does not consider herself a special interest.
She’s a mother of three, president of Ossining’s special education PTO, and a founding member of New York State Allies for Public Education, a coalition of more than 40 parent groups from Long Island to Buffalo that formed in July.
New York State Allies became widely known Monday after its steering committee called for the resignation of state Education Commissioner John King.
“Parents and teachers are not special interests,” Rudley said. “We want to be heard. The state is railroading these reforms and our voices have been shut down. Canceling the forums was the last straw.”
The move by a fledgling network of parent groups may have captured the growing statewide anxiety over New York’s slate of education reforms. A mix of concern and outright opposition has been building toward new tests, the Common Core, new teacher evaluations, and plans for collecting student data.
Rudley and others have complained that the state Board of Regents and Education Department will not listen to their concerns. Rudley is focused on state plans to collect extensive student information for a cloud-based data system. The information is supposed to be used to fashion programs and software.
“No one is telling us a thing,” she said. “It’s time for the state to answer to the parents and citizens of New York.”
Here’s another letter Mikey Jackson has written: http://www.cornwall-on-hudson.com/news.cfm?page=5689
I think Tim Daly is likely on to something. And what’s motivating a lot of the “grassroots” anti-everything movement in NY is hyper-segregated non-urban districts saying, in essence, our schools are great and we shouldn’t suffer because of the rabble we’ve warehoused in our state’s big cities.