Swimming for Shore in the Hudson River

Outrage on the Page

More from me, later, but for now, I have an anonymous guest blogger with a timely posting. S/he is not able at this time to be named, so I have the honor of providing a platform.

Chancellor Merryl Tisch is confused, and she has questions that need answers. “Will the opt-out movement hurt kids who need help the most?”  “I’m not really sure…I think, quite frankly, everyone is all over the map here.”   Is Governor Cuomo’s budget passing going to mean that 50% of teachers’ evaluations will be based on test scores? “Nowhere in the new law do they actually state 50% based on state tests.” Technically, that’s true.  Given the uproar over the new education legislation making it easier to fire teachers based on student test scores, and harder for teachers to get tenure and maintain certification, however, it’s safe to assume something big just happened and…

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