At the 2010 AFT convention in Seattle, Unity Caucus and allies cheered Elia and Gates over the Hillsborough Fl teacher evaluation project. We had some fun with Gates and Randi (though I didn't do the Gates photoshop). Video here:
Here is a point Leonie made about Elia's resignation:
The serious concerns we expressed yesterday and shared with the Board of Regents about NYSED's new proposed privacy regs were overwhelmed in news of Commissioner Elia's sudden resignation. What wasn't reported on in the media crush, at least as far as I've noticed, is that the Regents were set to discuss whether to fire her during their annual retreat that started yesterday afternoon. Clearly, Elia jumped the gun with her announcement and as a result, she was able to control the narrative, with many of the news stories featured overly positive review of her regime.
Last year, the final RAND report on the teacher evaluation project was released, showing that the initiative she led in Hillsborough County before she was fired by that school board and came to NY had no positive results and in fact, resulted in less access to effective teachers for high-needs kids. In addition, the initiative left the district in severe fiscal disarray....
Leonie Haimson: https://
nycpublicschoolparents. blogspot.com/2019/07/ commissioner-elia-resigns- lets-hope-for.html
Notice how they now go silent. They will never admit their mistakes and will continue to make them.
Here is coverage at Ed Notes and by George Schmidt at Substance: