Common Core curriculum
Some parents believe the year-end kindergarten show at the Harley Avenue Elementary School was canceled by the district as part of a Common Core curriculum protest.
Reinvigorated by President Obama in 2010, No Child Left Behind represents an auspicious goal requiring a long trajectory, ultimately leading to a stronger, more competitive and better educated America. As promising as this all sounds, for most parents the seminal question is simply, “What does this mean for my child?”
Silver and Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (D-Queens), who chairs the education committee, issued a statement Tuesday citing “serious issues” with the rollout of the more difficult learning standards.
There’s growing criticism about what’s being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.
New York State Department of Education Commissioner John King, Jr. canceled the meetings following what he called “disruptions caused by the special interests” during the first meeting in Poughkeepsie.
City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.