Merryl Tisch: Chosen By God
Then, Norm sends us to How Public Is the Public School System? by Peter DeWitt. Kudos to DeWitt for leading us to a New York Times piece worth reading again: Advancing Education, Through Work Ethic and Connections, which describes New York State Regent Tisch's rank in the ruling class. According to this account, she gets up every morning, asking, "Are you sure, God, that you didn't make a mistake in choosing me?"
According to the governor and education policy makers in New York, God has spoken.
DeWitt makes note of Tisch's powerful connections who sit just a step under God, saying, "It just seems that something troubling is happening now and decision making power is being shifted from local school boards to Albany. The connections at the top, and the control and money that they have, gives an oversized role to Ms. Tisch and her friends."
Michael Winerip pointed this out: Regents Pay a Political Price for Their Free Advisers, Dissenters Warn. Some of us wonder if that's why he's been transferred out of education to covering Baby Boomer foo-foo.
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