Believe me...shes been on a conferance call today with "the best and brightest" to shape her rhetoric for the next time shes forced to slum with the folkdom...
There is clearly something to that - Tisch, the Upper East Side matron and philanthropist, wife to one of the wealthiest men in the city, isn't used to her inferiors talking back to her, let alone grabbing pitchforks and torches and coming up to burn the family mansion.
But that is what's been happening at these Common Core meetings, and if Tisch and her functionary in reform, Commissioner King, think this mess will end when the lights are turned out on the last forum they've got another thing coming.
The revolt over the Common Core, the data collection program known as inBloom, the teacher evaluation system that ties ratings to test scores and forces so much extra testing onto the state, the Common Core tests themselves (which King and Tisch purposely rigged to show a very low "proficiency" rates) - this will not go away with a little p.r. or the doyenne of testing deigning to mix with the common folk over the Gospel of the Common Core for a few hours.
This revolution is just getting started and, lucky us, the people in charge of state education policy are throwing fuel on the fire by refusing to back down from their "full speed ahead" implementation.
When even the Gates Foundation-funded state PTA group calls for a slowing down of the SED reform agenda and notes how the current implentation has been handled "poorly" by SED Commissioner King and his merry men and women in reform at the state ed department, you know that the reformers see big problems on the horizon.
So no matter what was said on today's real or imagined conference call between Tisch and the "best and brightest" as they look to save their reform agenda, nothing but full scale dismantling of that agenda is going to satisfy the peasantry.