|What NY State has to look forward to|
Some people on the Change the Stakes listserve are putting her in the Cathie Black category - I wouldn't since this horror story has an education resume and doesn't need any waivers.
EVILia has been chosen to reign in the opt out movement and other resistance - since she has a heavy foot I don't think it will be by offering olive branches but by using threats.
While some people lament this choice, I don't. We would never see a choice of a progressive like Bill Cala and I would rather deal with an accident waiting to happen than with some slick dude. From what I'm reading, EVILia may not be capable of turning on the charm so I predict great days ahead for we bloggers as she gives us material.
Here are some thoughts from RBE and James Eterno at ICE:
Perdido Street School
Here's the first piece - the Tampa Bay paper on one troubled school in the Hillsborough district that the paper claims was exacerbated by district busing and magnet school policies under Elia:
REACTION TO APPOINTMENT OF NEW STATE ED COMMISSIONER & PUBLIC ADVOCATE SEEKS REFORMS TO MAYORAL CONTROL - Yesterday was a big news day for public education. The Board of Regents has finally replaced John King as State Education Commissioner. The new Commissio...