Today the NYS Board of Regents Work Group presented a list of “adjustment options” related to the implementation of Common Core Learning Standards. Though the summary notes that the Work Group reviewed information from various constituent groups, it is quite clear that the Board of Regents continues to ignore the inherent flaws of the Common Core Learning Standards (CCLS). Once again we see another delay tactic.
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Let’s face it: our New York State education system remains in turmoil, yet the recommendations of this work group do nothing to address the problems associated with CCLS and simply echo the sentiments of Chancellor Tisch and Commissioner King by providing nothing more than superficial short-term suggestions in an attempt to pacify the public- all while moving forward with the failed reform agenda. Developing temporary work arounds does not address the valid concerns raised by parents and teachers across the state.
The idea that these suggestions will somehow cure the ills of the failed reform agenda is troubling and demonstrates that the Board of Regents remains out of touch with the students, parents, and hard-working professional educators of New York State and has no intention of addressing their true concerns about the impact of the reform agenda on students.