Common Core standards shaping up to be an issue in New York governor’s race

Aug 19, 2014 by

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — New York State’s Common Core curriculum standards are shaping up be an issue in the race for governor.

When voters go to the polls, they’ll likely find a “Stop Common Core” ballot line engineered by Rob Astorino, the GOP candidate for governor. Astorino, who is running far behind Democratic incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo in the polls, has successfully filed more than 62,000 signatures — a minimum of 15,000 were needed — to secure the ballot line, and has linked the controversial program to raise education standards to the Cuomo administration.

“Cuomo’s Common Core has been a disaster for parents, teachers and children alike,” Astorino wrote on his campaign site. He said he plans on ending Common Core by replacing it with “better standards, teaching and testing” controlled at the local level.

Cuomo’s campaign said the governor supports the standards, but agrees the roll out was faulty. He cited his commission to study how to improve the implementation of the standards.

via Common Core standards shaping up to be an issue in New York governor’s race | SILive.com.

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