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Buffalo: Elia Set to Take Control of Struggling Schools

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NYState Ed Commissioner MaryEllen Elia has Buffalo in her sights and NO time for the realities of the communities that produce so many kids who don't do well on standardized tests. 'She has no insight or compassion or respect for the teachers who spend their days with kids from unbearably adversarial homes and neighborhoods.'  At Gov. Cuomo's insistence she has compiled a list of the state's low-performing schools: 'improve significantly in one or two years or go into receivership. 'She believes that there is a direct connection between student test scores and teacher ratings blaming teachers who persevere in two of the state's toughest schools, where teachers were attacked by students. 'Her contempt for the dedicated teachers at South Park and Burgard couldn't be any more obvious.... Read more, and know that THIS is the process and rational used across America to end public schools.

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)
 

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