@NY1thecall I was the only one who spoke out against the Common Core and testing in Bklyn. Forum taken over by StudentsFirst charter.
— CriticalClassrooms (@lapham_katie) December 11, 2013
@lapham_katie Is King going to say special interests co opted the meeting? 95% anti regents reform across the rest of the state.
— Chris Cerrone (@Stoptesting15) December 11, 2013
Ah, but they're John King's special interests, so you won't hear any complaints out of him.
Every CCSS forum previous to tonight has been filled with anti-CCSS, anti-testing, anti-inBloom people.
Tonight, StudentsFirstNY and the charter operators loaded up the forums with CCSS and testing shills.
King and Tisch will no doubt get glowing notices in tomorrow's corporate press and we'll hear from the DN and the Post how wonderful CCSS and testing is because the StudentsFirst shills love them.
In the larger scheme of things, outside the newspaper editorial boards this will not matter - more and more students, parents and teachers are joining the anti-CCSS, anti-testing and anti-inBloom movement.
Filling a couple of forum audiences with testing and CCSS shills will not change the reality in schools all around the city and the state - many students hate school because of these soul-sapping standards, many teachers hate teaching to the CCSS scripts (held accountable by the Danielson bludgeon) and many parents do not want their children's information ending up in the Bill Gates' cloud.
The negative experiences students, parents, and teachers are having with CCSS and the accompanying testing (and test prep) beats propaganda and audiences full of shills any day.