ALBANY—If too many students "opt out" of Common Core-aligned state exams later this month, New York might be forced to administer national tests instead, Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch said during a public radio interview on Tuesday.
“New York is in a unique position,” Tisch said on WNYC’s “The Brian Lehrer Show.” “Most other states in this country are being forced into two national tests. New York State took the opportunity over these last several years to build our own state tests, and that is exactly why I am particularly interested in curtailing this ‘opt out’ movement. Because in order for us to be able to have viable state test, we need a viable number of students in every district showing up to be tested. We need to have valid, reliable state assessments.
“In the absence of that critical number we will be forced, unfortunately—and I truly believe unfortunately—to adopt a national test,” she said.
The desperation Tisch and the other educrats are feeling comes out in their apocalyptic rhetoric.
She likes to make believe she's the "adult" in the room:
“I listened very carefully to the language of the legislative leaders, particularly Assemblywoman [Catherine] Nolan and chairman [John] Flanagan on the Senate side,” Tisch said. “I think, quite frankly, everyone is all over the map here. They are looking to us to bring a grown up’s perspective to a very complicated issue, and as I said before, I am going to tune out the political noise.”
Looking for the Regents to bring a grown up's perspective?
That's a laugh.
Merryl Tisch is such a petulant child who refused to take responsibility when the Board of Regents handed a charter school over to "Dr" Ted J Morris Jr., MA, Ph.D, MSW and Morris was revealed to be a fraud.
In my experience, grown ups take responsibility for their actions.
Tisch, on the other and, sounds a lot like a petulant child blaming others of or her own mistakes and lashing out when things happen she doesn't like.