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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Merryl Tisch and the Mets

Marvelous Marve Throneberry, the anti-
hero of the tragicomedy known as
the 1962 Mets. 
NYCATR has been engaged in an ongoing attempt to find connections between education and the New York Mets (see here and here); this season, the Mets have a better record.

Our latest installment is this excerpt from an article about Merryl Tisch, our fearless Chancellor of Education in New York State, and Pearson, the publisher of those pineapple-and-hare-brained tests that will determine the fate of students, teachers, and entire schools.

Tisch has admitted that the recent round of ELA and Math tests contain more than 30 errors.  Still, Ms. Tisch insists that the state will stick with Pearson. Here's a quote from Perdido Street School:

Merryl Tisch is winging her excuses, trying to divert attention from the fact that in the first year the new "objective" and "scientific" teacher evaluation system is implemented, they are going to be using tests with more errors than the 1962 Mets.

Click here to read the complete article.

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3 comments:

  1. As disastrous as the 62 Mets were, no one can say they were not one of the most lovable teams in NYC history - I can recall Sports Illustrated even naming them one of the most beloved teams in the history of sports. A Mets team that can parallel education today would be the 92 Mets. Millions were spent on useless high priced free agents (consultants) that did more harm than good, the clubhouse was in turmoil (no one seems to know what is truly happening at the DOE)and the manager J. Torborg was not the right man for the job (Bloomberg, Klein, Black, Walcott). I can only hope that just as that 92 team collapsed, all this evaluation, turn around and ATR BS will as well.

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  2. Amen to your prayer. But I fear that Bloomberg's sour odor will linger long after he leaves, similar to Bobby Bonilla's contract, which the Mets are still paying off to this day.

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    1. Good call on the Bonilla contract and the mayor. Hopefully, education in this city will once again rise from the darkest of times (Seaver trade and the late 70's very early 80's) to once again be full of hope and promise.

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