From the NY Post:
An effort to reform the lax state teacher-tenure rules that allow bad-apple educators to stay on the job for years was effectively killed by a low-key politician from Queens.
Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, the chair of the Education Committee, refused to allow the rest of the legislative body to vote on a bill that would have empowered a commission to study how students' standardized test scores can be used.
The relatively modest commission was a compromise reached last year to settle a bitter feud between school boards, including the New York City Department of Education, and the United Federation of Teachers over how test scores can be factored into tenure evaluations.
Nolan is an ally of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and owes her committee appointments to him.
Another lame loser pol representing Queens. We need a royal flush, and quickly. Anyone buying her crap?