Cuomo calls Common Core a "national curriculum" http://t.co/9qutpQbvmf (Somebody didn't get the memo!)
— Lisa Fleisher (@lisafleisher) November 19, 2013
A commenter at Capital NY puts Cuomo's goof in perspective for us:
Wait..did he say "National Curriculum"??? National??? Um..Governor Cuomo I thought they were just "standards" because it is illegal for the federal Government create or mandate curriculum of any kind..isn't that correct Governor??!!
The other ed deformers, including John King, fall all over themselves to say these are "state standards," not a curriculum and certainly not a national curriculum since as the commenter at Capital NY noted, a national curriculum is illegal.
But cowardly Cuomo, ever slippery and sneaky, is trying to make believe he had nothing to do with the Common Core State (sic) Standards winding up as the state standards here in NY, nothing to do with tying the state tests to the standards and nothing to do with evaluating teachers based upon test scores from the tests based on those state standards.
Thus he calls it a "national curriculum."
You fool nobody, Sheriff Andy.