ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York’s top education officials say they understand the firestorm of criticism over rolling out tough new education standards.
But state Education Commissioner John King and Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch say Tuesday they remain committed to Common Core. They say they look forward to working with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
“We are very committed to putting the new high standards in place,” Tisch told WCBS 880’s Sean Adams. “If we do not educate our students to a standard that our competitors are using across the country and internationally, then our middle class will continue to decline.”
“We will not move away from our push for higher standards,” Tisch added.