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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."

How Will New Diploma Rules Affect Long Island Special Education Students,...

The Class of 2015 is the first to graduate without most students with disabilities having the option of a local diploma instead of a Regents Diploma.

Exit Skelos, Enter Flanagan: What Albany’s Power Switch Means for NY

Questions linger after state Senate majority leadership switcheroo this week.

Math Problems: Common Core Opt-Out Revolution Continues With Latest Exams

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

Anti-Common Core Fury Intensifies on Long Island; Protest Draws More Than...

"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."

Zephyr Teachout, Long Islanders Rally Against Common Core

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

Long Island Segregation Drives Educational Inequality 60 Years After Brown v...

If we came together to design a system that was going to segregate, it would be Nassau County."

‘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.”