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Assembly passes Common Core change

March 7, 2014

The controversial introduction of the Common Core Learning Standards to New York public schools is now being addressed at the legislative level....

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Mar-08-14 8:01 AM

The Senate will likely enact a more comprehensive approach based on their own ideas as well as some of the ideas contained in the Assembly majority bill plus some of the ideas from the Assembly minority. Hopefully, the Assembly majority will then set aside its narrow partisan approach and move forward in a more comprehensive manner.

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Mar-07-14 8:19 PM

tj Kids won't need to know how to read or write soon there will be an app for that!

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Mar-07-14 9:27 AM

This bill overwhelmingly passed 117-10, which clearly indicates BOTH parties in the NYS Assembly are against major components of the Common Core standards mandated by the Feds. However, this article further states this bill, in it's present form, is NOT expected to pass the State Senate?

The NYS Assembly almost unanimously passed this bill, yet it's NOT "expected" to pass the NYS Senate?

Just another example of dysfunctional state govt. The NYS Assembly passes a bill knowing it won't pass the NYS Senate. They're a bunch of do-nothing pols taking up space, debating 4 hrs and then passing it 117-10.

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Mar-07-14 5:44 AM

The public education system needs to be crushed and built from scratch. We need to find a way to extract the "BAD" teachers that are entrenched and protected in the current system. Sadly, one of the primary goals of the teachers union is to protect these incompetent teachers. A high school degree is supposed to mean something, but how can an employer acknowledge a degree when students are graduating from H.S. who can neither read or write and add or subtract. How many students, who go on to college, end up taking remedial courses because they are not at the level to begin the next level of higher learning. No more money should be thrown at education until we begin to see some positive results. A voucher system would allow parents to take more control of the situation. Vouchers would create competition which usually brings about a higher quality at a lower price.

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