Politico reports, Merryl Tisch is back, will have say in how charter schools certify teachers
“ALBANY — Merryl Tisch, the former chancellor of the state Board of Regents, isn’t done with state education policymaking just yet.
Tisch, who championed higher learning standards and ushered in the controversial Common Core during her tenure, is now taking part in the debate over the certification of charter school teachers as a member of the SUNY Charter Schools Committee.
. . . Last June, the state Senate appointed her to the SUNY board of trustees. Her first SUNY board meeting was in September, after which she was selected to serve on the Charter Schools, Academic Affairs, Finance and Administration, and Community Colleges committees, according to SUNY.
Tisch has supported charter schools in the past, touting school choice and the need for increased access to quality education, as well as healthy competition for public schools.
. . . Rosa and state Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia, in comments submitted to the SUNY Charter Schools Institute, called the proposal an “affront to a critical tenet in education,” saying it would diminish the number of effective teachers and would have a negative impact on charter school students of color, those who are economically disadvantaged and students with disabilities.”
The effort here is to make as much money as possible, both from the education industry and the ignorance of an uneducated populous.
SUNY, the State University of New York is the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. For the Senate to agree that this institution would be able to reduce the requirements for the accreditation of teachers working in charter schools is a direct indictment of their attempt to create and maintain an underclass of citizens who traditionally do not vote making it possible for them to maintain their positions in government, creating the laws that unfairly affect that underclass.
If individuals are not able to meet the current requirements for teacher certification then it is quite possible they should not be teachers.
Teaching others requires that the teacher must be knowledgeable. Schooling children requires nothing more than a watchdog.
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