“Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, D-Queens, chairwoman of the chamber’s Education Committee (which appoints the Regents), said she can’t explain what the RRF does. “I don’t know anything about it,” Nolan said.”

NYSUT President:  “You have some extremely bright people but with no education background at all presenting research and rationales for decisions to the State Education Department, who I guess make the final decisions,” said Richard C. Iannuzzi, president of NYSUT. “The extent of their role certainly isn’t clear enough for me to say where advice ends and real influence begins.” He said if you follow the positions of foundations donating to the Regents Research Fund and the positions the Regents are taking, “There are similarities.”

Here’s the scary truth.

And we couldn’t understand why they weren’t getting our issues with Common Core and Data Sharing.  

The wild webs they weave.