Some of Dr. King’s supporters blame teachers’ unions for whipping up some of the emotion. Timothy Daly, the president of the New Teacher Project, a group focused on teacher effectiveness and aligned with the reform movement, said that public displays of aggression toward Dr. King were political tactics that should be cause for concern.“This is the first African-American leader of the State Education Department,” he said. “And to watch him be shouted at and insulted by largely white audiences in the suburbs is discomforting and it is jarring that, not only has it happened, but it has happened repeatedly.”
Have you got that, folks?
Tim Daly says if you're criticizing Commissioner King over his education reform agenda, it's because you're a bigot and a racist.
King tells the Times that he doesn't believe racism is behind the criticism.
For once, Commissioner King gets something right.
Regents Chancellor Tisch is getting as much abuse as King is, and last time I looked, she was a rich white woman who lives in a mansion on Bloomberg's block.
Racism has nothing to do with the opposition King is facing over his reform agenda.
His reform agenda is the problem, not his race.