The bombshell report in the Times-Union that private employees, paid for by the Gates Foundation and other corporate funds, are running NYSED, implementing policy and ordering around the state employees to do their bidding, has already led me to call for Regents Chancellor Tisch and NYSED Commissioner King to be forced from power.
Tisch supplied the first $1 million in grant money to hire the private employees and set SED on the road to permanent privatization.
King helped devise the privatization scheme as then-SED Commissioner Steiner's deputy commissioner, and thus he must be brought to account and stripped of power too.
Former NYSED Commissioner Steiner, accused in the past of taking bribes from Pearson in the form of overseas junkets, should be brought to account for these actions as well.
But Governor Andrew Cuomo has a lot of explaining to do over this scheme - and he had better start doing that explaining soon.
Cuomo has been trying to distance himself from the state reform agenda recently as a result of widespread and growing criticism, but he cannot distance himself from the handing over of the state's education department and education policy to Gates Foundation employees paid for on the private dime from the coffers of corporate entities and hedge funds.
This Regents Fellows scandal stinks to high heaven of the worst corruption possible.
Cuomo must answer how the State Education Department and its education policy making has been handed over to the Gates Foundation.
One thing we know now for why King and Tisch refuse to drop out out inBloom or slow down the Common Core reforms.
Because the Gates Foundation doesn't want the state to drop out of inBloom or slow down the Common Core reforms and the Gates Foundation is literally running policy in the state.