“After years of intense pressure from teachers, parents, students and Assembly Republicans, Gov. Cuomo and state bureaucrats are beginning to fold on the Common Core Standards. Grassroots momentum has been building since the standards were irresponsibly and hastily rolled out by Gov. Cuomo and his state education cronies. The overly burdensome testing requirements are not letting teachers do what they do best, teach. Students have been overly stressed and tens of thousands of parents opted their children out of testing last year – further signaling the absurdity of Common Core’s implementation.
“We are finally seeing that positive results can come from a Cuomo-organized task force when it is filled with actual educators and not just hand-picked yes-men and women. The task force is also making the same recommendations that I have been calling for since day one, like not using test scores to evaluate teachers and including parents and front-line educators to help formulate the new standards. Today we take a monumental step forward in New York education policy, no thanks to Cuomo and State Ed, which he controls.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
please visit Assemblyman McLaughlin’s Official Website