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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."

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."

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.

Common Core Opponents Predict Record-Breaking Numbers Of Students Opting Out

"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."

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."

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."

Top 10 Most-Read Long Island News Stories of 2014

Some are more surprising than others.

Public Education Advocates Rally For Change

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

Cuomo Holds Off Teachout Challenge in NY Dem Primary

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

Zephyr Teachout, Long Islanders Rally Against Common Core

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