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Monday, December 15, 2014

Don't Expect The Agenda At Merryl Tisch's Board Of Regents To Change

Behind a paywall at Capital NY, but the title says enough:

Tisch: King's Selection Affirms Board Agenda

Tisch makes it sound like Arne Duncan taking John King to the USDOE is some sign from the heavens that the corporate education reform agenda she's pursuing is the right one.

It's not.

It's like one part of the education reform team moving a player over to the other part of the education reform team - that's all.

Not that this is a surprise, but you can bet the Regents, in their secret process to find King's replacement, will look for somebody who will carry on like King, just without the public meltdowns with parents or the incompetence with the CCSS rollout and the charter school approvals.


  1. Ya' got that right. Whoever is the replacement will be the same ed-deform stooge as King. Cuomo wants to smash the "monopoly" of public education and he is not going to let a small detail like King's departure to get in the way.

  2. Let's get Cathie Black to be head of the SED.

    She's no more incompetent than King or anyone else they'd choose, and she might be the best motivator for organizing imaginable.