Tisch Predicts Scores Will Rise, While Experts Stand By Common Core

Written by Mylique Sutton on . Posted in Education, Events, News

Many parents across the state were startled at how high the failing rates were under the new Common Core standard, but Dr. Merryl Tisch, Chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, urged moving the discussion away from test scores at City and State’s “On Education” forum yesterday in Manhattan. To illustrate, with some dramatic effect, how relatively insignificant the test scores were at this time, Tisch made a prediction that she likened to Babe Ruth’s called shot home… [More]

Celebrity Deputies

Written by Aaron Short on . Posted in Economic Development, Education, Environment, Government Operations, Health Care, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation

If we were making a movie about the next mayor’s administration, here’s who we would cast: Mayor Press Secretary Police Commissioner Alec Baldwin. He already thinks he’s your mayor anyway—and admit it, you secretly want him in City Hall. Allison Janney. If she could handle Aaron Sorkin she can handle David Seifman. Tom Selleck. This Blue Blood can stop and frisk us any day he wants. Senior Advisor First Deputy Mayor Economic Development Corporation President Bradley Whitford. We can’t do… [More]

The Next Administration: Who Will Serve New York City’s Next Mayor?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Economic Development, Education, Environment, Government Operations, Health Care, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation

A mayor is often only as good as the administration she or he selects. Over his three terms Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been generally acclaimed for the quality of his appointees—with some notable exceptions (e.g., Cathie Black, Stephen Goldsmith). Now, after nearly 12 years, New York City will have its first new mayor, who will in turn appoint a whole new team of deputies, commissioners and advisors to implement and elaborate his or her philosophical approach to governance. City &… [More]

Parents’ Transparency Project Hits Dem Mayoral Candidates

Written by Michael Gareth Johnson on . Posted in Campaigns/Elections, Education, Latest, News

The Parents’ Transparency Project is out with a new television ad attacking the four Democratic candidates for New York City mayor who have refused to respond to its questionnaire about changing policies to make it easier to remove teachers involved in sexually inappropriate behavior with students. In the ad, the organization suggests that the four candidates who have yet to respond to the survey–Anthony Weiner, Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio and John Liu–are afraid that supporting the movement will upset… [More]