Monday, November 18, 2013

Scum of the Earth Tim Daly Pulls the Race Card

“This is the first African-American leader of the State Education Department,” he said. “And to watch him be shouted at and insulted by largely white audiences in the suburbs is discomforting and it is jarring that, not only has it happened, but it has happened repeatedly.”  ... Tim Daly, TNTP
Is there a more insidious operation than Tim Daly's scam organization The New Teacher Project? I won't go deep into the weeds since so many bloggers have slammed Daly and TNTP so often. But the press always goes there to get another slimy quote.

As usual, RBE at Perdido beats me to the punch (he's so much younger) so I'll just repost:

The Reformers Play The Race Here In New York State

On the heels of Arne Duncan saying Common Core opponents are simply white suburban mothers who have found out their children are not "as brilliant as they thought" comes this doozy in the NY Times:

Some of Dr. King’s supporters blame teachers’ unions for whipping up some of the emotion. Timothy Daly, the president of the New Teacher Project, a group focused on teacher effectiveness and aligned with the reform movement, said that public displays of aggression toward Dr. King were political tactics that should be cause for concern. 
“This is the first African-American leader of the State Education Department,” he said. “And to watch him be shouted at and insulted by largely white audiences in the suburbs is discomforting and it is jarring that, not only has it happened, but it has happened repeatedly.”

Have you got that, folks?

Tim Daly says if you're criticizing Commissioner King over his education reform agenda, it's because you're a bigot and a racist.

King tells the Times that he doesn't believe racism is behind the criticism.

For once, Commissioner King gets something right.

Regents Chancellor Tisch is getting as much abuse as King is, and last time I looked, she was a rich white woman who lives in a mansion on Bloomberg's block.

Racism has nothing to do with the opposition King is facing over his reform agenda.

His reform agenda is the problem, not his race. 

3 comments:

  1. So King should come to Mt Vernon and hear the same stuff from parents.

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  2. What is King's expertise in pedagogy?
    I found his professional bio at Uncommon Schools website. This is a pro charter organization, and King is a prominent member. He has an M.A. in Social Studies Teaching and an EdD in Ed Admin, both from Teachers College. His dad was the first black principal in Brooklyn and his Mom was a NYC guidance counselor; but King was orphaned at age 12, so it's questionable if he learned anything about teaching from his parents.
    He taught Social Studies for only 3 YEARS (!!!), two of them in a Boston charter school, before he became a full time charter school founder and director
    Looks like a bright guy; but what does he know about teaching and assessment and teacher evaluation? And what about teacher development? ANYBODY KNOW?

    Pete Farruggio
    Assoc Prof, Bilingual Education
    Univ of Texas Pan American

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  3. TNTP is an extremely racially insensitive organization. The majority white management staff treat employees of color with such disdain and suspicion. They make it clear that their vision of the perfect teacher is young and white. The charter schools that are supported by tntp employ tactics such as isolating students who are non compliant, mostly African American and Hispanic children. There teachers employ tactics in the classroom that would filled them with indignation if uses on their own children. These idiots after I told them off and told them I wanted no part of their no excuses mentality still contact me about helping and working their organization.

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