Dear Commons Community,
Our colleague, David Bloomfield, had an article in yesterday’s New York Daily News, providing commentary on New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo’s change of policy on the Common Core curriculum, Here is an excerpt;
“…[the Common Core] is now a “Common Corpse.” Once a high-profile promoter of test-based accountability aligned to the Core, Cuomo has done a complete U-turn without applying the brakes. Not since the first President Bush’s broken “No New Taxes” pledge has a politician announced such an abrupt change of direction.
To be clear, our mercurial governor might change his mind again as quickly as you can say “Bill de Blasio” — but he greeted his hand-picked Task Force’s announcement with the glee of a total convert.
“The Common Core was supposed to ensure all of our children had the education they needed to be college and career-ready — but it actually caused confusion and anxiety. That ends now,” he said in personally announcing the report.”
As usual, David is on target in his observation and commentary.