Tag: Standardized Testing

Anti-Common Core Fury Rages As Latest Exams Administered Across New York

“Essentially nothing has changed except the perception that Cuomo has brought about real change.”

Common Core Critics Hope Tide Turning In Battle Against Controversial Standardized...

The incoming chancellor’s remarks—made the same day as the gathering at East Islip Middle School—consequently carry enormous weight. Education advocates therefore view her acknowledgement that she’d “opt-out” as indication of a historically seismic shift—an alignment, even—away from the state’s long-held support of Common Core, and toward what opponents term “common sense” education policy.

Lawmakers & Common Core Opponents Blast Education Czar Nom John King

State lawmakers joined Common Core opponents in criticizing President Barack Obama’s nomination of former New York State Education Commissioner John King for U.S. Secretary of Education in the first day of confirmation hearings Thursday. King, who assumed the role of acting secretary in January, remains a lightning rod for fury among parents and teachers across New York State upset about his botched implementation of the controversial Common Core education reforms, which led to hundreds of thousands of students across the state and nation “opting out” of taking the standardized tests.

Common Core Critics Blast Cuomo’s Latest Comments On ‘Deeply Flawed’ Program

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

Record-Shattering Numbers Of Long Island Students Opting Out Of Common Core...

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.

L.I. Teacher Refuses To Administer Common Core Tests, Urges Others To...

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

Louis C.K.: Common Core Makes My Kids Cry

“Our children need that joy! They deserve that joy! And our teachers need to be freed to convey it to them!”

‘We’re Not Gonna Take It!’ Thousands of Long Island Students Opt-Out...

“The moment a choice is taken away from a parent, that’s the moment when public education is destroyed. The moment when choice is taken away from a teacher, then public education is destroyed.”

New Documentary Takes Standardized Testing, Common Core Battle to Big Screen

"Standardized exposes the damage an education reform based on numbers and profits has on our children and schools."
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