Four of the 16 member on the Board of Regents are up for reappointment this March and interviews for the positions were conducted earlier this month. New York State Allies for Public Education has endorsed four highly qualified candidates for the positions. You can read more about them, here.
The current Regents, James Cottrell, Christine Cea, James Jackson, and Wade Norwood, have been dismissive of parents’ concerns and have shown very little (nearly no) criticism of Commissioner King or Chancellor Tisch.
Maybe, then, we should not be surprised that during her interview, Regent Cea gave vague responses to questions regarding special education, despite her claim that she is the “voice of disabilities”. Not only were her answers vague, but the answers clearly show that Regent Cea lacks the basic understanding of how an IEP is written and how the Common Core Learning Standards are impacting students with disabilities.
Surprised or not by Regent Cea’s poor performance, watch her interview and get the full break down from Bianca Tanis at Re-Thinking Testing: Mid Hudson here: Staten Island Regent Christine Cea is NOT “the Voice of Disabilities”