Tim, did you ask about what are the evidence that these Common Core State Standards have been proven and they are getting our kids ready for college? These standards have never been tested, they are age appropriate at all. First graders learn about Mesopotamia, when they barely start to read and to spell and let's not start to talk about the Common Core Math which is ridiculous. Then there is the data sharing with InBloom, which will be free of charge to districts in the first year but then it will cost them at least $5/student, without talking about the 400 points of information NYSED wants to share with InBloom. Moreover, NYS is the only state in the whole country that stay with the data sharing, while the other states that sign up to it, decided to back down....ask yourself why! What is the agenda behind all this? Why the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have to be involved with the education. Our children are used as guinea pigs and also Bill Gates said that with this new type of education we will not know if it works for real before at least 10 years.... 10 years.
Dr. King's listening tour around the state has been a farce.... NYSED is not listening to the concerns of parents and educators, but they keep on wanting to push their own agenda without giving out the right answers. Apart from the fact that NYS sign up for these standards before seeing them, the introduction has been botched as districts were receiving the modules, as they were coming out... it is really like learning to fly a plane while it is built and this is simply disgraceful because who is paying are the children and NYSED doesn't care about that. Dr. King was not even acknowledging students asking questions during some of the various meeting, let alone answering their questions. We do not need someone like that as a Commissioner. Additionally, Governor Cuomo said at the beginning of his mandate that he was going to be an advocate for our children with regards to their education and now he totally disappear on this issue.
The state of education in New York State is dismal and parents, teachers and educators are fighting this Common Core for a reason: we see what it is going on in our houses and in our schools and we are very concerned.
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