The former State Education Commissioner said 70 percent of students will fail the Common Core standardized tests. Why on Earth would the Governor and Majority allow 50 percent of the teacher’s evaluations to be based on these terrible tests. I debated this issue and called for our Common Core Parental Refusal Act (A.6025/S.4161) the other night when the state budget passed.
This budget was an end run by the Governor to double-down on these developmentally inappropriate standardized tests. Complicit in this conspiracy was the Majority in the Assembly who knew full well that the way the bill is structured, the State Education Commissioner is going to be the Governor’s surrogate and use tests that 70 percent of kids will fail to be half the basis for teacher evaluations.
Now, we need to starve the beast that’s Common Core by passing the Common Core Parental Refusal Act and having as many children as possible refuse the tests. To sign our petition, go to RefuseCommonCore.com!!!
Thank you, Assemblyman Tedisco, for standing up for students, teachers and public schools.