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Protest Against Common Core

A rally is scheduled so that the media can alert Governor Cuomo, how important it is that he address the issues with the education system.

Governor Cuomo/Patch File Photo
Governor Cuomo/Patch File Photo

Governor Cuomo is scheduled to deliver his State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 8th, a group called No Common Sense Education is planning a media rally today to put pressure on the Governor so that he will address the failures in the education reform in New York, specifically Common Core.

This group’s prime focus is to have Governor Cuomo acknowledge the failure of Common Core in New York State and why he hasn’t spoken or addressed it.

Public protests will take place at local/regional television news stations across the state, which is hoping to get a unified message to the Governor that this is a prime issue for him to address.

The public protest will be a combination of parents, educators, administrators, and early childhood development experts. They will be outside of the TV news stations with signs, placards and bullhorns on Monday, January 6th from 4pm-6pm.

The protest in Westchester County will be at News 12 Westchester, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701. The phone number there is (914)378-4800


Bob Zahm January 06, 2014 at 12:05 PM
Many of the protests and much of the media coverage about the new Common Core standard curriculum, teacher evaluations, and standardized testing are overly simplistic. There is nothing wrong with the new common core curriculum. There are lots of problems with how it is being deployed, the readiness of many districts to adopt it / support it - typically "high needs" districts, the one-size-fits-all evaluation model, and the lack of access to detailed test data to allow for improvement in teacher training, instruction and student learning. But I guess a headline slamming the "common core" is just too easy to pass up for lazy thinkers and press release writers.
Bob Zahm January 06, 2014 at 12:08 PM
One more rant - and for Patch to pass along what is effectively a one person (anon) blogger's call for action as if there's a real group involved is dissembling at its worst. How about a little editorial balance in what's being presented including some info about whether or not the "group" being reported on is more than someone looking for their 15 minutes.

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