Even as the Néw York Board of Regents made minor tweaks to the Common Core standards and testing, a poll by News 12, Long Island’s only TV news station, showed simmering anti – Common Core sentiment in this crucial suburban area.
8% say Delay It
86% say Eliminate It
6% say Leave It Alone
Long Island has been a hotbed of anti-Common Core activism.
I am trying to figure out who the 6% are who think we should leave it along? I guess there is that hack from East Moriches who couldn’t do enough to tell King and Tisch how much he loved the Common Core. Other than that I honestly can’t think of an educator I have come across who thinks we should just “leave it alone”. That’s not an exaggeration. I haven’t heard one.
Ravitch is right. long Island has been a hotbed in the fight against the Common Core. It also must stay that way. Understand that any minor alterations are not ok. A two-year or three-year moratorium is not ok. As we have been saying from the start, nothing short of a full withdrawal from Race to the Top is acceptable. Anything short of that should result in a lot of state legislators losing their jobs in November.