Monday, January 27, 2014

New York teachers withdraw support of Common Core Standards

The momentum against Common Core Standards continues to grow with the New York City teachers' union withdrawing its earlier support:

The action is a blow to supporters of the Common Core, which was approved several years ago in 45 states and the District of Columbia but which has become increasingly controversial around the country, with a number of states pulling back from the initiative or changing the standards. Some states, such as Florida, are actually changing the name so as not to be seen as being identified with the Core.
The New York State United Teachers, which is part of the American Federation of Teachers, had given its support to the Core earlier. But AFT President Randi Weingarten, a longtime Core supporters, has called implementation of the Core “far worse” than that of the troubled Web site. She also supports the NYSUT resolution.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's worse than the healthcare but it's another mess developed by people who don't really know what they're messing with. MO is now calling common core Missouri State Standards. Just give education back to the teachers and the locals.