Tag Archive for Betty Rosa

With the meat missing from NY’s accountability plan, this leaves just pure Fluffernutter

The New York Post Editorial Board is irate at the newly released draft of accountability rules for New York State public schools. Now that the feds have reauthorized No Child Left Behind as the Every Child Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are left to their own devices in creating their own definition of school quality and accountability.   New York’s plan,… Read more →

Is preparing students to be “caring adults” a luxury only the toniest of suburbs can applaud?

“Our schools have never been about passing standardized tests,” said NY State Regent Judith Johnson this past Thursday, June 2nd at the Scarsdale Public Library. Calling that goal “too narrow,” Johnson asserted, “The goal of schools is to prepare students to be effective citizens and caring adults.” That sort of pablum, preserved in this week’s edition of a  Scarsdale local… Read more →

Cue the Eyeroll: Hey First-World Parents, Fighting Tests is Not Like Fighting Slavery

Here’s today’s little opt-out gem in the New York Times. At Public School 321 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, part of District 15, more than a third of the eligible students did not sit for the tests last year, and the principal, Elizabeth Phillips, has in the past been outspoken in opposing them. At a PTA meeting there last week, Ms.… Read more →

When State Ed Leaders Go Rogue: Dangerous Conspiracy Theories of NY’s Betty Rosa

New Regents Chancellor Betty Rosa, queen of the opt-out movement in New York State and heroine to teacher union leaders, is reaping widespread criticism for counseling parents to refuse state standardized tests for their children. Even  Long Island’s Newsday dings her unprofessional approach towards accountability, noting that Rosa “threw gas on the fire rather than quelling it” when she said that if… Read more →

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