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Thursday, December 11, 2014

Open Thread: What Was The Worst Moment Of John King's Time At NYSED?

This morning, I voted for Poughkeepsie, when King petulantly declared both he and his education reform agenda were above criticism.

To me, it symbolized his Reign of Error at NYSED and the disdain he had for students, teachers and parents.

How about you?

What do you think was his worst moment?

Common Core roll-out?

The Common Core test score plummet?

EngageNY?

APPR?

"Dr" Ted Morris?

All of the above?

14 comments:

  1. Peg Metzger (Bflo,NY)December 11, 2014 at 1:40 PM

    How about the Speakig tour" where he "spoke" for hours and teachers were shut up for challenging " the King" 's remarks.
    There were too many instances to isolate one of them.
    Then of course the whole "Tour" was deep- sixed before it became even more embarrassing for him, Meryl, and Bennett.

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    1. Yes, the speaking tour was a sham. I think the first episode at Poughkeepsie was the worst one, but it wasn't much better when Tisch baby sat him at subsequent "dialogues."

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    2. And by the end they had bussedd in a claque to crowd the hall in Brooklyn I think it was and applaud him, Here in B-lo they gave most of the tickets to an anti teacher parent group phoney who handed them all out to his pals who then blew it off cause it was 11 degrees and snowing sideways, There were more people outside protesting than inside listening to Gepetto Bennett and his little wooden boy. Tisch didn't even come here. Wonder why>?

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    3. Same in NYC - bussed in the StudentsFirst shills.

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  2. Constantly being publicly corrected and reprimanded by Meryl Tisch at meetings. He is such a wimp that she led him around on a leash. They are both pathetic.

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    1. Which should be worrisome, because no matter who replaces him, she's still going to be pulling the strings.

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  3. The "Dr." Ted Morris case really is the straw that broke kings back. Come on, you want to tell us here in NYC how to teach and then go ahead and hire this fake Dr I mean high school drop out.....Now, KIng can work with arne duncan for the remainder of obamas term cause when obama goes so does king and arnie...sorry baby

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    1. I agree, I think "Dr" Ted was the last straw. Coupled w/ the lousy Common Core rollout and Poughkeepsie, Cuomo and Tisch had had enough of him.

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  4. I dont think it makes a difference. He will only work as second in command under Arne Duncan in DC with the Obama adminsitration. Now he will help destroy all children in the United States, not just New York.

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    1. That was the original story when it hit the wires, but it turns out he is going to be a "senior adviser" to Duncan, not the #2 man at the USDOE. Also, given how lame duck Obama is with a GOOP House and Senate, it's doubtful Duncan and King will be able to get much done these next two years. Republicans in the House and Senate aren't going to let it happen.

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    2. We are not going to continue until I get to speak. Real courageous words spoken at The Spackenkill Massacre to parents sick and tired of listening to this arrogant little punk.

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    3. Classic King - maybe his best lines ever!

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  5. Do you want to know King's WORST ongoing tragedy? It's the absolutely deplorable situation that has been allowed to continue in the EAST RAMAPO SCHOOLS! King has long known of the slanted nature of the Hassidic-majority school board that has systematically been allowed by King to get away with abolishing AP courses, music, art, sports and all sorts of GROSS misconduct on the part of this board. Hassidic students DO NOT attend public school in East Ramapo ... they go to mom and pop yeshivas in homes. These schools are financed through public school taxes and it is a scandal of epic proportions. King has intimate understanding of this situation and has done NOTHING since coming to SED.

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    1. Yes, that's a good point. Ramapo has major problems, and King has allowed those to fester.

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