Update: The most offensive statement in the Cuomo Commission report can be found in the section plugging for the expansion of online learning:
"The application of learning technologies has important potential benefits for enhancing family and community engagement in education. Blended course offerings including instruction on-line will provide new opportunities for family members to work directly with students receiving this instruction, and to build their own abilities as well."
Can you imagine the Commission members recommending this for suburban parents or private school parents? This is incredibly condescending, not to mention an altogether unreasonable expectation that over-worked parents should be eager to act as teachers in delivering instruction.
Welcome back and Happy New Year. The first report of the Cuomo Commission on Education Reform was released today.