NYC Department of Education official, Lisa Nielsen, helps with teacher training materials in the New York public schools.
- Opposes High Stakes Testing
- Supports the Opt Out Movement Against Standardized Testing
- Approves of Homeschooling
- Denounces the federal Common Core Standards
She sounds like someone who is interested in children and their education.
What a crazy notion!
Susan Edelman and Candice Giove fought back against these wild ideas! They pushed out a New York Post article outing Lisa Nielsen. These stealthy reporters noted this below regarding the suggestion students skip school testing:
Instead, Nielsen — co-author of “Teaching Generation Text: Using Cellphones to Enhance Learning” — recommends that parents or volunteers plan group activities and “put together a fun pass book for testing days with discounts to local zoos, museums, theater, etc.”
She adds, “They’ll all be empty since most young people will be locked up taking tests.”
Shhh…it’s a badly kept homeschooling secret that zoos, museums, public libraries, galleries are great places to skip out for the day. But we’ll be happy to share.
Parent at the Helm slammed back and gave these reporters and their “Exclusive” a big, fat F in their media world of unprofessionalism:
So, what should a couple of fine, upstanding reporters who regularly churn out trash for that beacon of outstanding journalism, the New York Post do? They write a piece of yellow journalism, dripping with so much bias as to be laughable, slap the word “exclusive” on it, add a photo of their target celebrating a birthday at a wine-tasting party, and publish their “findings” in a Sunday edition. For good measure, they don’t open their online “news report” for comments.
Read the rest of Linda Dobson’s useful article and we’ll leave it at that.