By Dan Weisberg | TNTP Blog
“Last week brought the latest chapter of the Common Core saga in New York, which we’ve been chronicling for more than two years on this blog. It was a disappointing one for those of us who support high standards that will help prepare students for college—a goal that, according to polls, an overwhelming majority of parents have for their children.
Here’s a quick refresher: Governor Andrew Cuomo—the self-appointed ‘lobbyist for the students’—has spent much of the last four years fending off efforts by special interest groups to gin up hysteria about Common Core and the associated annual tests. The criticism reached such heights this year that Cuomo appointed a task force to make recommendations about how the state could implement the standards more effectively.”