On Wednesday Connecticut officials announced they are delaying the implementation of stricter performance evaluations for public school teachers. The state is also establishing a task force to study the implementation of the Common Core standards that were adopted four years ago.
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.
Is Governor Cuomo backing away from his support for the new Common Core curriculum in schools? As Karen DeWitt reports, Cuomo seems to have cooled from his initial endorsement of the rapid transition to the adoption of the national education standards.
A national education expert told Long Island school administrators Tuesday that they should join parents in the revolt against Common Core. Diane Ravitch, former assistant sectary of education, said the new set of education standards are socially irresponsible and likely against the law.