State official says Cuomo wants Common Core rollout review
Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:06:58 GMT —
A Cuomo administration official says New York's governor will propose ending standardized testing for students in kindergarten through 2nd grade and establishing a panel to review the implementation of the statewide Common Core standards.
The official says Gov. Andrew Cuomo doesn't oppose the learning standards supported by 45 states, but says its rollout by the Board of Regents has been frustrating for parents and students.
A panel of education experts and legislators will be appointed to recommend fixing implementation in the upcoming fiscal year.
On standardized testing, the governor believes it isn't sensible for the youngest students because it's not how they learn.
The official spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to detail the proposal in advance of Cuomo's budget address Tuesday.