“We're in the middle of a large reform effort,” Tisch told Capital Tuesday, responding to the criticisms. “People are feeling really unsettled. My admonition to everyone is: 'Let's tone it down, and let's focus on the work.'
“These ad hominem attacks from one side to the other, these rapid responses, are all about the politics of education. They're not about the work of education,” she continued. “The work of education is preparing teachers to teach to a higher standard and implementing Common Core as a reality across New York state.”
You see, any criticism of the Common Core, the SED, the Regents, the inBloom data project, or the state's testing apparatus is an ad hominem attack.
But Commissioner King calling parents "special interests"?
Apparently that doesn't meet the ad hominem attack threshold for Chancellor Tisch.