The panel put in place by Governor Cuomo to review the rollout of Common Core State Standards in New York met for the first time today. As we know, the Governor filled the panel with pro-Common Core supporters. A professor, and parent of children in the New york City Public Schools, Jeff Nichols, wrote a letter to Governor Cuomo’s panel in response to its invitation for public comment. Take a moment to read Jeff’s letter here. It gives an accurate and concise summary of why Common Core State Standards are not in our best interest and, in the author’s own words, provides a “simple” solution to the problem at hand: withdraw.