Governor Cuomo has once again tapped former Citigroup chairman Richard Parsons to lead his second Commission on education. The first one ended in a report ironically entitled “A Final Action Plan.” I wonder if this means a teacher will be tasked with directing Citigroup’s next $45 billion bailout?
This Commission is comprised a lot of fractured reputations that have privately agreed to do some mending. Let’s be clear, these reputations have taken a well-deserved hit because the parents of 225,000+ children have been screaming for help and these leaders have ignored their call. For many in this Cuomo Common Core group, it is not an act of altruism, but one of self-preservation.
Yet, I remain hopeful that the predetermined solution arrived at this committee in a few months will present some form of compromise. There is no way these figureheads would risk what little is left of…
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