"The Board of Regents and the commissioner are committed to the uninterrupted implementation of the Common Core in New York's classrooms. At the same time, however, we will continue to seek public input and will make adjustments along the way."
In short, they plan on going "full speed ahead" with their reform agenda implementation, they'll pay lip service to taking public input and making adjustments, but you can bet whatever changes they make will be around the edges of the reforms.
Here's what I mean:
Jon Burman, a spokesman for the state Department of Education, said that the state is seeking adjustments for students with disabilities and those who are English-language learners and wants to avoid double testing of advanced math students in eighth grade.
Gee, that's great - but it doesn't come even close to addressing the main problems parents and educators have with the Common Core standards, the tests, the evaluations tied to those tests or the data collection the state is forcing on every school district.
It doesn't come close to addressing parent complaints like the one from this mother of a NY State student:
I was very angry when I addressed Commissioner King and Chancellor Tisch at Ward Melville last week. I can't explain how satisfying it was to look directly into his eyes and describe how his policies are destroying my daughters' love for school.
Nope - these "adjustments" do not come close to mitigating the problems with the SED/Regents reform agenda.
Alas, Tisch, King, and Cuomo remain in denial about all of this - they think they can ride this storm out by making small adjustments and keeping the pedal to the metal.
They will be disabused of those delusional beliefs soon enough.
The protests and opposition to the Common Core, the Common Core tests, the evaluation system that mandates so many of these tests, and the data collection program that has been forced on every district in the state will not abate any time soon.