Mamie Till Mobley

"There was an important mission for me, to shape so many...young minds as a teacher. God took away one child but...(gave) me thousands. And I have been grateful for the blessing." Mamie Till Mobley

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Commissioner John B. King threatened to cut funds to NYC Schools

City schools stands to lose $60M from feds

In what many have viewed as the stick approach instead of the carrot, Commissioner John B. King threatened to cut the funding of NYC schools Friday  after an impasse reached in negotiations due to disagreement over the appeals process on the teacher evaluation system.

It has long been suspected  the federal government designed Race to the Top as a ploy to break down the powerful education unions across the nation.

And New York state has become the testing ground for this battle.

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