Out of the Crisis: Where’s the New Commissioner of Education in New York?

A nation still at risk

Out of the Crisis: Where’s the New Commissioner of Education in New York?

by Michael Hynes, Ed.D.

 

Public education in New York State has a serious crisis on its hands. Has there ever been a time when the schools in our great state have been devoid of leadership at the three highest levels: Governor, Chancellor and Commissioner? To this date we do not have a Commissioner of Education. The Governor and the Chancellor (neither of them are educators) are making significant decisions without a sitting Commissioner of Education present. How is this possible? How come nobody else is shouting from the rooftops that this is not in the best interest of our children? Does anyone else wonder who the next Commissioner will be? What does the candidate pool look like?

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