Latimer Challenges State Education Commissioner On Common Core

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RYE, N.Y. – New York State Sen. George Latimer posted a video recently in which he challenges New York’s Commissioner on Education John King on the Common Core.

Latimer is a Democrat in the 37th District, which includes all or sections of Rye, Port Chester, Harrison, Mamaroneck, New Rochelle, Armonk, Bedford Hills, White Plans, Pound Ridge and Yonkers. Latimer lives in Rye.

“As committed as you are of this path and convinced of its rightness, I am deeply convinced we are on the wrong path. Bluntly,’’ Latimer says in the opening minute of the video.

In the 9:57 video, Latimer pushes for a delay on the controversial legislation, which is designed to provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn.

On Wednesday, New York Senate and Assembly leaders called for a two-year delay in the use of Common Core-aligned tests in teacher employment and student-placement decisions.

Click here for the complete video of Latimer on YouTube.

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Common core is fundamentally Flawed. there is nothing "Common" about children, ask any private school in Westchester, there are a record amount of public school TEACHERS applying THEIR CHILDREN to Private schools in Westchester because of common core. It's not only unfair to students, but unfair to teachers,

George's comments are spot-on. Unfortunately, John King chose to not respond to the issues George raises other than to say that he agrees that more money is needed. That's not getting the point.