Tuesday, April 15, 2008

"Average Citizen" Jessica Tisch Calls For Bloomberg 3rd Term

Today's Post includes an op-ed calling for voters to decide on term limits so Bloomberg can run again. The piece claims Bloomberg has outperformed, citing his record in improving the schools. It's written by a Jessica Tisch, identified as a "law and business student" in New York. Does anyone know who that is, if she went to public schools or how she otherwise arrived at her insight into our "improved "schools?

What the Post didn't tell you:
NY Times, Nov. 2006

Jessica Sarah Tisch, the daughter of Merryl and James S. Tisch of New York, was married last evening to Daniel Zachary Levine... The bride, 25, and bridegroom, 26, met at Harvard, from which they both graduated magna cum laude, and where she is now in the third year of a combined M.B.A. and law degree program and he is a second-year M.B.A. student.

Her father is the president and chief executive of the Loews Corporation in New York, which was founded by her late grandfather Laurence A. Tisch and late great-uncle Preston Robert Tisch. The bride's father is also the chairman of the board of the Educational Broadcasting Corporation, the parent organization of two New York-area public television stations, WNET and WLIW. Her mother is a member of the New York State Board of Regents and the chairwoman of the board of the Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty.

Meryl Tisch, another useless NY State Board of Regent. Time to call for elections of these jokers.

A response from SK to the NYC Education News listserve:

You're simply not going to believe this -- I'm sitting here with my jaw resting on the floor. I'd say there's a 99%+ likelihood that Jessica Tisch is hardly a disinterested observer of the NYC political and school scene. She's one of "the Tisch's." Her mother is even a member of the NYS Board of Regents. See the NY Times wedding announcement below fro 11/2006. Young Ms. Tisch is apparently a "law and business student" at Harvard -- I'm sure the Tisch family name and money guaranteed that. What are the chances she's an NYC public school student? Does less than zero count? Hers is a family that would never do more than hold it's collective nose as it was chauffered past our public schools.

I guess Mike and Joel are now recruiting their rich friends' kids to shill for them semi-anonymously. I'm just astonished by the sheer brazenness of this, and the timorous little identifier of Ms.Tisch as a "law and business student." That would make Chelsea Clinton "a recent Stanford graduate." So much for full disclosure on behalf of the Post, as if we might have any reason for them to do this honestly. This is utterly outrageous, truly appalling in every way I can imagine. Sadly, it's nothing I wouldn't otherwise expect from the Post and its editorial board. How many other "law and business student" letter writers would get a guest editorial spot in a major NYC newspaper? No different than what doubtless got her into Harvard Business and Law Schools, I'm sure.


  1. I don't know what Murdoch may say, but there are few others who fail to detect the utter right-wing slant of the Post op-ed page.

  2. After 9-11, when NYC needed continuity (whether you liked Giuliani or not is beside the point), it was determined that there was no real need to put an end to term limits.

    As far as I'm concerned, there's even less of a need now.

  3. Why does little Jessica Tisch need to pimp out her brain? Why does she need to write such pandering drivel?

  4. Rudy was something else, standing there saying he needed to stay on to keep up the morale of NYPD and FDNY, to whom he'd been denying contracts for years. The police, once his avid fans, had begun demonstrating against him. I worked at an event for FDNY, and the firefighters had worse things to say about him than I'd ever imagine.

    However, they soon thereafter fitted him for a halo, and he's been Saint Rudy ever since.

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  6. We need Meryl Tisch like a hole in the head. How long did she teach the first grade? She probably knew when to get out. I just love these former educators, who probably briefly taught, now proclaiming themselves as education experts.
    We need Mayor Bloomberg for a 3rd term like we need a hole in the head as well. Education has not improved during his tenure. Class sizes remain unduly high and there is no talk of restoring the 600 school concept for unruly pupils. Mr. Bloomberg controls the number of people on the Rent Guidelines Board. Each time rents go up, his response is: "If landlords and tenants are both complaining, it must be fair." No, it's not fair when you Mr. Bloomberg control the board and appoint a majority who are pro-landlord. Am sure that the Tisch Family is heavily into real estate and therefore pro-landlord. What does Jessica, a Harvard prima dona know about rent control, rent stabilization, and the NYC Public Schools. Ms. Tisch should get herself a teaching license and teach in one of our many SURR schools.


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