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What both the Regents and Cuomo have a
blind eye to is that the standards themselves are flawed. Until they
accept this fact, the parents will never rest. They are the ones who
have to directly deal with the abuse of their children being foisted
under the guise of reform. Neither of them stops this. A delay of
testing repercussions is a panacea to the unions, a feeble attempt to
divide and conquer opposition to the CCLS.
ALBANY, N.Y. Feb. 10, 2014 – New York State United Teachers said a
Regents' task force that worked to fix the failed implementation of the
Common Core acknowledged problems, but only skimmed the surface of the
significant course corrections parents and educators have been seeking.
"Instead of listening to parents and educators who are grappling
with the fallout from the State Education Department's disastrous
implementation, the task force dismissed their concerns with a report
that, in the end, adds up to a 'we know best' collection of minor
adjustments," said NYSUT President Richard C. Iannuzzi, who noted -
contrary to a comment by the governor - that the Regents did not pause
or delay anything that is not already in law.
In their greedy rush to implement the Standards, the so-called reformers doomed their effort by making them so developmentally inappropriate.This is especially the case with the Standards in the early childhood grades, precisely when parents are most active and engaged in their children's education.Yet more proof that, while these people may have a high-status education, they are inhumane fools.
Yeah, they got greedy and arrogant and thought they had the deal done. But they're discovering there's a difference between urban school reform and state-wide - namely parents in Scarsdale, Great Neck, etc.