As B-Lo Ed Scene demonstrates, King is full of crap when he says his kid is getting the same Common Core treatment all the children in public schools are getting:
At Montessori Unlimited, we believe education should be about more than memorization, repetition and standardized tests. We offer a completely different approach, featuring a unique, open environment that emphasizes your child’s natural interests and allows your child to set his or her own developmental pace. That’s the Montessori philosophy. That’s the philosophy we follow at Montessori Unlimited.
That's the opposite of the kind of education King is giving to other people's children.
King whines that where his kids go to school doesn't matter, but he is wrong about that.
He is running the NY State Education Department, he is shepherding through some of the most radical changes to education seen in a long, long time, he is looking to give the "death penalty" to whole school districts via state takeover, he is tying teacher evaluations to test scores (and forcing schools to give tests in every grade in every subject all the year through so that the state can get the data for the evaluations), and he has raised the difficulty level of the state tests without providing the support teachers need to help their students pass the tests.
All of these actions have harmed children in public schools.
You can bet none of this stuff is happening at his kid's private school.
If King is so sold on his reform agenda, then he should send his own kids to the public schools where they can be Common Cored along with everybody else.
Say what you will about Eva Moskowitz, she does send one of her own kids to her Success Prison Academy.
John King makes sure his kids are safe from the deform agenda.
But at least he's making public appearances to defend his reforms now.
Because he sent a lackey to the Long Island meeting.
Come on down to NYC, Commissioner King, and defend your reforms before parents and teachers here.
We'd love to have you.