Tag: King

Senator Flanagan and John King

Via the Hauppauge Patch… Last week, on the first day of school, Senator Flanagan, no friend of education, and NYSED Commissioner John King, who should be fired, visited Hauppauge Middle School and Pines Elementary School together. The purpose of their visit was to see how well their plans to destroy public education are progressing “observe …

Happy Second Day!

A few good reads from around the web… School Finance 101’s Bruce Baker with “On Death Penalties for Schools and Misplaced Outrage” Ravitch discusses “Why Hedge Fund Managers are So Interested in School Reform” Kris Nielsen reviews Davis Guggenheim’s TEACH, that aired Friday evening at 6:00 pm on CBS (My apologies… Sue Niver gave me …

King Wants Control of School boards

The New York State Education Department’s Commissioner John King, who should be fired, wants the Board of Regents to have the ability to take over school boards in districts that are “failing”.  WGRZ in Buffalo has the story. So let’s get this straight.  John King wants to use junk science to label school districts as …

Don’t Stop Until King is Fired!

Yesterday Diane Ravitch called for the resignation of New York State’s Education Commissioner John King.  Assemblyman Steve Englebright agreed.  Ravitch encouraged us to contact the New York State Board of Regents and encourage them to call for King’s resignation.  On Long Island our representative is Regent Tilles.  The chancellor of the board is Merryl Tisch. …

Everyone thinks John King should resign!… and other assorted notes

Our friend Diane Ravitch today called for the resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King.  Citing the harm King has done to children and educators, Ravitch is calling on all concerned parents, educators, and citizens of New York State to contact the New York State Board of Regents to demand the resignation of John …