The state’s outgoing education policy chief on Wednesday implored Gov. Andrew Cuomo to preserve the state’s new tougher learning standards and exams, despite mounting opposition from parents and teachers unions....Tisch said during a public radio interview Wednesday that Cuomo “believes in high standards, he believes in testing,” but he is also “hearing a lot of noise in the background” from Common Core critics. Calling the governor a “very important ally in the reform effort,” she urged him not to let the backlash steer him away from the standards.
“I understand that people are putting enormous pressure to roll back, to stand still, to do a moratorium,” she said on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show. However, she added, “I would just hope that when they push back, that no one panics.”
Tisch need not worry about Cuomo changing anything - his CCSS task force is doing all they can to limit attendance at their public hearings so as to not hear much of anything from critics of the reform policies the state pursues.
Just another sign that all we're getting at the state level is a "rebranding" of Common Core and the Endless Testing regime.
State pols and educrats have no intention of changing direction in policy.
Common Core (though perhaps by another name and with minor tweaks) and the Endless Testing regime will live on until politicians are made to pay apolitical price for their support.
That means voting a few of these crooks out of office BECAUSE of their support for Common Core, the Endless testing regime and the corporate education reform agenda.