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Friday, January 17, 2014

Fifth Grader Reads Letter Addressed To NYSED Commissioner King

At a Common Core forum organized by State Senator Greg Ball:

Olivia Vataj, a fifth-grade student at Austin Road Elementary School in Mahopac, read out a letter addressed to King.

“Are you the musher and are the students just dogs pulling the sled, trying to get to the finish line of knowledge which we will never cross?” she asked. “We are too tired of the Common Core to keep pulling.”

“I have so many more things to say to you, but unfortunately I have to go back to the drudgery of my Common Core homework,” she added.

Olivia Vataj hit the nail right on the head - King along with Tisch and Cuomo see themselves as the "mushers" driving along the rest of we beasts of burden to their desired finish line.

But as Olivia also noted, that finish line is one we'll never cross because they'll keep moving it.

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