NY Assembly : Common Core should be delayed

Jan 9, 2014 by

The state’s controversial rollout of school curricula tied to the Common Core academic standards should be delayed and its implementation re-evaluated, the leader of the State Assembly said Tuesday.

“I think the case has been made, if nothing else, for a delay and a re-evaluation of the implementation of Common Core,” Speaker Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) said in Albany. “The problem with it is . . . number one, it was suddenly put upon teachers and students and administrators and schools. The support for it was not forthcoming as quickly as the rigors of Common Core, and the training wasn’t there for a lot of the teachers that are charged with using it as the basis for their education.”

Silver’s remarks came as Suffolk County educators, underscoring their earlier push for the state to reconsider testing and implementation of the more rigorous curricula, sent letters of support from 60 school districts and other Long Island stakeholders to Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, the Board of Regents and Education Commissioner John B. King Jr.

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