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Saturday, October 12, 2013

NYSED Commissioner John King: A Profile In Cowardice

Reaction to NYSED Commissioner John King's canceling of his Common Core Gospel Tour:

King has definitely lost the confidence of parents and teachers.

Up until this week, he had more than maintained the confidence of those in the corridors of power in Albany and NYC.

It will be interesting to see if that remains so after his Profile in Cowardice.

Not only did he fail to convert anybody at his Common Core Gospel Tour in Poughkeepsie the other night, he made things worse by talking down to the audience and just generally acting like the rookie teacher with classroom management issues he was back in his teaching days.

No wonder he split the public school system after one year for charter school heaven.

No worries about classroom management there - you just toss out the malcontents, right?

In any case, King's canceling of the remaining stops on the Common Core Gospel Tour expose him as a coward and an ineffective defender of the corporate education reform agenda.

Will the powers that be stick with him after his running from the fight or will this week signal the beginning of the end of Commissioner John King's reign?

I suspect if he becomes an object of ridicule and mockery to parents and teachers, they will have to send him packing in the end.

It behooves us to make that very thing happen.

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