Uh, huh - apparently the whole state loses it's Race to the Top money if NYC teachers do not agree to APPR.
Which seems patently unfair considering 99% of the other districts agreed to this piece of crap system.
But never let it be said that the oligarchs in power will not force their polices NO MATTER WHAT.
Who cares if the policies are unpiloted, untested and potentially harmful to students?
This is education reform, folks, and the oligarchs know best.
That's why some "business leaders" are urging Congress to reauthorize NCLB.
Because "business leaders" know what's best for this country and its people.
And haven't they brought so much good into the world already?
You know, like collateralized debt obligations and credit default swaps and the housing bubble and the tech bubble and income inequality comparable to the Third World...
Just what condition would this country be in without it's "business leaders".
Probably healthy and happy.
I say, let NY lose its $700 million in RttT money.
That money can only be used to fire teachers, close schools, develop tests, and track data anyway.
And to win the $700 million in RttT money, NY State districts have had to pledge to spend over $2 billion on "reforms".
It seems to me losing RttT money would be one of the better things that could happen to this state.
And it also seems to me that ignoring, or better yet, mocking the "business leaders" who promote an education policy for the country is also one of the better things that could happen.
So thanks for sharing your thoughts on education, Bill - now whyn'tcha go back to working on that terrific Windows 8 system that everybody loves so much...