ALBANY—Could New York lawmakers pass a high school exam in language arts or mathematics?
One state senator wants to know.
Sen. George Latimer, a Westchester Democrat, told City & State he's not sure if he would pass a high-school level state exam based on the new, more difficult Common Core curriculum standards, and he bets not all of his colleagues would pass it, either.
“Does that mean we are deficient as adults?” Latimer said in a video posted Thursday by the newspaper.
Supporters tout that if students can master the rigorous Common Core learning standards, they'll be ready to successfully complete college coursework or thrive in the modern workforce. Latimer's not sure if the state Legislature would show proficiency in the skills that, according to the standards, are necessary for success.
Just another example of the snowballing opposition to the Common Core - state senators saying every politician in the state government should have take these tests.