Daniel S. Katz, who is a professor at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, has created a helpful overview of the education mess in New York. You can’t tell the players without a scorecard, and Katz has written a useful scorecard of events and players.

How did  Governor Cuomo take charge of education when he has no constitutional authority to do so?

Why did new State Commissioner MaryEllen Elia make threats to parents who opted out, then back down?

Will the state figure out how to quell the parent opt out rebellion?

What is the Governor’s latest gambit?

Why is the Governor creating a new Common Core commission when he had a Common Core commission just a year or so ago and packed it with Common Core supporters?

Why do politicians keep meddling in education when they don’t know what they are doing?

The players keep changing and changing their minds. Stay tuned.