"A child's learning is the function more of the characteristics of his classmates than those of the teacher." James Coleman, 1972

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Look what political pressure and opting out does:

cuomomadnessGovernor Andrew Cuomo says Common Core is not working and now he’s promising a review of its implementation.
In a statement, Gov. Cuomo recognized the growing disapproval from parents, teachers and even education experts on how the standard was implemented.
While Gov. Cuomo says there are problems with the standard, he says he still believes in the concept. He says standards for students are important, but people, especially parents, have faith in them.
“The fact is that the current Common Core program in New York is not working, and must be fixed,” said Gov. Cuomo in a statement. “To that end, the time has come for a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Common Core Standards, curriculum, guidance and tests in order to address local concerns.”
Cuomo says he will have an education commission review the implementation of the standard and make recommendations for changes. He hopes to have the recommendations in time for his State of the State Address in January.

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