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Friday, December 12, 2014

Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch: Search For New NYSED Commissioner Will Be Secretive, Public Will Have No Input

From the morning political email by Azi Paybarah and Jimmy Vielkind:

SEARCHING FOR KING’S SUCCESSOR—Capital’s Jessica Bakeman: Board of Regents chancellor Merryl Tisch said Thursday she will lead a “good, honest, honorable”—and confidential—national search for the next state education commissioner. “I do not plan to comment about the search, ever,” Tisch said during a phone interview with Capital. “The search is going to take place within our board. Every member of our board will be given an opportunity to have input, and we are going to set up a process that I think will be a good, honest, honorable process to make such an important decision.” http://bit.ly/12TmAPT

In short, they will pick who they want to pick, the public will have no input or insight into the process whatsoever, and if New Yorkers don't like it, too bad.

You'll just have to take Tisch's word for it that the process will be “good, honest, honorable."

Since there was nothing "good, honest, honorable" about process for the last appointee to the Board of Regents (see here and here for that debacle), it's difficult to imagine the process choosing the new NYSED commissioner will be "good, honest, honorable" either.

8 comments:

  1. More secrecy ... don't you love it when someone in Tisch's position goes out of her way to use the word honest? Yeah, right. As if we trust ANY of these numb-nuts and ESPECIALLY, Tisch. The lucky individual who takes over as Commish is going to have to have a pretty thick skin because I fully expect Tisch and her buddy Cuomo to try and do lots of BAD stuff moving forward. With King gone Tisch will be under a microscope more than ever (that's a good thing). One thing you can say about King is that he was basically unflappable amid all the controversy. You have to wonder what he REALLY thought about working for Tisch?

    I would LOVE to see Tisch brought down soon. You can bet money in the bank that Cuomo will throw Tisch under the bus IF anything coming out of SED in any way hurts Cuomo's standing with the charter school nut jobs! Anyone want to start a pool going about how long Tisch lasts into Cuomo's second term?

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    1. Yeah, that's a good point about the relationship between King and Tisch. It would be interesting to hear what each thinks of the other.

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  2. I view it as significant that while John King worked at Tisch's direction trying to cripple public education and undermine public confidence for our schools they stood beside King despite his many blatant errors. As soon as King embarrassed the Cheater school proponents (through the Dr. Ted King fiasco) the guy is ordered to walk the plank. Anyone else see it the same way I do?

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    1. I agree - I think "Dr" Ted was the last straw for King. But I see it more as the last of some major screw-ups as opposed to "Now he's screwing with charters!" that forced him out. Cuomo had been blaming King for the CCSS implementation all year, so I'm sure he it the roof when he saw that King screwed up a charter application - especially with Cuomo set to call for a major expansion of charters in his State of the State.

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