Parents and Teachers Express Concerns for Common Core

Parents, teachers, and lawmakers met Thursday to share their thoughts on the upcoming Common Core changes that will affect students throughout New York. Senator David Carlucci, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski, and Assemblyman James Skoufis met Thursday at Rockland Community College along with over seventy people to discuss the approach to education that requires students to go through testing and standard comparison between their peers. Lawmakers have proposed a two- year delay on the Common Core testing program and a one- year delay on the beginning of InBloom, a statewide data site where New York students information can be shared and viewed. Mary Neils, a teacher in East Ramapo and a representative of the Central Hudson Region PTA stated that the delays are a good start but students should not have to suffer from these changes and lawmakers should go further to stop Common Core since it does little to support children with special education needs, such as ESL and learning disabilities. The Legislators told attendees that they will take their concerns to the Governor an a Board of Regents Committee is discussing the feedback received from different states participating.

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