Tag: Common Core

"This is political posturing to try to curry favor with parents who are fed up with his education reforms."

"You can’t punish a teacher, a district, a school—without punishing a child."

Preliminary unofficial figures suggest more than double the 30,000 LI students who opted out last year refused the latest round of Common Core exams.

"It’s a remarkable and unusual movement, grounded in three powerful motives: parents’ fierce protectiveness of their children, teachers’ drive to protect the classroom from a culture of fear and senseless unusable tests, and the public desire to protect our democracy."

"We are in the midst of a vast social experiment on the children of the nation and it is all tied to the standardized test."

"Getting rid of the testing will cause this entire nonsensical system to implode."

Some are more surprising than others.

"What I’d love to see are opt outs everywhere. Universal opt out! What if they threw a test and nobody took it?”

The stage is now set for the gubernatorial race between Cuomo and Republican candidate, Rob Astorino, the Westchester County Executive.

"Because of our collective voices, things are starting to turn around."