Politico New York
“ALBANY — As state education policymakers struggle to overcome the intense controversy the Common Core has generated, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has retreated from the new learning standards.
Cuomo advocated for higher education standards his 2010 campaign for governor, though he hasn’t always called for the Common Core by name.
His careful wording and indirect influence over education policy, which is set by the Board of Regents, have given him the flexibility to keep some distance from the debate and step into the conversation when it suits him, as when he campaigned for re-election.”