New York Regent Betty Rosa: State’s Program Designed to Create Failure

Diane Ravitch's blog

The New York Board of Regents is determined to pour unprecedented sums into more standards, more tests, and more tests and more standards.

Two Regents have opposed this determined focus on standards and testing: Regent Betty Rosa of the Bronx and Regent Kathleen Cashin of Brooklyn. Interestingly, these are two of the few experienced educators on the state board.

In this article, Regent Rosa blasts the board’s agenda.

“In fact, she thinks the Common Core program is based on incomplete, manipulated data.

“They are using false information to create a crisis, to take the state test and turn it on its head to make sure the suburbs experience what the urban centers experience: failure,” said Rosa, a former teacher, principal and superintendent from the Bronx.

When even members of the Regents recognize that state policy has generated a “manufactured crisis,” wouldn’t you think that other members of the board might stop and…

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