Tag: Al Graf

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.

Long Island Assembly Rematch Between Murray, Hennessey Too Close to Call

Results of the other 21 Assembly seats on LI were largely predictable.

‘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.”

Common Core Tests Loom, Intensifying Debate in NY

"The curriculum was pushed in so quickly along with the testing that there was no chance to prepare.”

Pol Proposes Reforms to Ease Common Core Controversy

“The public is beyond frustrated.”

LI Parents & Teachers Revolt Against Common Core

The parents and teachers opposing the program say they are fighting for something beyond a price tag: the minds of their children and students.