Friday, 24 January 2014 11:55

Cuomo: Common Core Management ‘Flawed’

By Staff Report | Local News
ALBANY — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said in his 2014 Budget Address this week that the way Common Core has been managed by the board of regents is flawed. Sponsored by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Common State Standards Initiative is to establish a consistent education standard in grades kindergarten through 12 in English language arts and mathematics. “I have heard a lot of feedback from parents,” Cuomo said. “I think it is fair to say about Common Core, that we all agree we need to set real standards for our students.” “There is too much uncertainty, confusion and anxiety,” he said. “Parents, students and teachers need the best education reforms which include Common Core teacher evaluations, but they also need a rational system that is well administered.” Governor Cuomo’s plan is to assemble a panel that includes education experts as well as members of the legislature to get recommendations for corrective action. His goal is to have a package of corrective actions passed by the end of this session.
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Saratoga Springs Politics


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