NYC education official promises student test scores will rise

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Monday, August 26, 2013

The next mayor can expect city students’ test scores to rise, a top state education official predicted Thursday, while also cautioning they shouldn’t be the sole indicator of whether education reforms are working.

Speaking at an education panel in midtown, state schools Chancellor Merryl Tisch compared herself to the baseball great Babe Ruth.

“He called that shot, and he said, ‘I’m going to hit it there,’” said Tisch, who admitted she’s no baseball fan.

“A year from now, God willing, if we’re all sitting here, I promise you test scores are going to go up.”

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