Tag: Diane Ravitch

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.

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.

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."

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?”

‘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.”