Tag: Common Core

“I'm running to raise up the voices of people who are shut out—and that includes the voices of parents and teachers.”

What a year it's been!

Our annual trip down local news memory lane.

"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.