|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.