NY Commissioner Says Common Core Still A Go
January 2, 2014
SOUTHERN TIER (WENY) -- The New York State Education Commissioner is not backing down when it comes to the state wide implementation of the common core standards. He says the rigorous standards will better prepare students for college and careers.
In a letter to school superintendents and principals, state Education Commissioner John King says misinformation is a problem across the state. He says the state has taken steps to ease the burden of new testing on students and teachers.
But on the other hand a spokesman for the New York State United Teachers Union says the commissioners letter is another indication that the state isn't listening to the public's objections.
The state Board of Regents is recommending an increase in state education funding next fiscal year.