New York: State Education chief urged to slow Common Core as Nationwide Concerns Grow

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State ed chief urged to slow Common Core.

Frustrated superintendents and parents urged New York’s education commissioner at a meeting in Oyster Bay on Tuesday to slow implementation of the controversial Common Core curriculum.

“My daughter is not a ‘1,’ ” John Castronova of Oyster Bay told Commissioner John B. King Jr., who was joined by Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch and Regent Roger Tilles.

Castronova, referring to the lowest test score under the new curriculum, said he fears Common Core’s high cost will imperil programs for children with learning disabilities, such as his daughter.

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Other parents expressed similar concerns about the impact on programs for gifted and talented students, and English as a second language learners, and warned that low-performing schools…

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