New York Republicans have submitted legislation to halt Common Core. This is the latest attack against the new, more rigorous school testing standards and goes further than other reforms offered to date.
Last week New York Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled a sweeping plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten. This would make New York only the fourth state to launch such an ambitious program. But schools on Long Island are skeptical if not indignant.
For the first time New York's Education commissioner John King is signaling there may be too much state testing. King sent a letter to school administrators across the state Thursday saying that he will push to end at least one state test.