You CAN take THIS to the bank folks….
Common Core WILL be changed in New York State….
Parents, Teachers (Union) and School Administrators are ALL against the way the program has been rolled out in the Empire State….
Governor Andrew Cuomo started out against ANY changes, but has changed his mind….(I wonder if his dislike figures dropping below 50% has anything to do with it?)
The Politics of this has made it impossible for something to NOT happen….
The problem for the Governor is M-O-N-E-Y….
I believe the Fed’s are fronting up to $700 Million for the program….
Somebody better work on getting that waiver so they can help Cuomo……..
Defying Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, state Assembly Democrats are drafting a bill that would delay teacher evaluations conducted under the new Common Core curriculum for two years.
The Democrats are expected to discuss the proposal behind closed doors Monday and perhaps vote on it later in the week, said a source who wished to remain anonymous.
Importantly, the introduction of the bill would come a week before the state Legislature is slated to appoint four members to the state Board of Regents, New York’s education policymaking board. Rank-and-file legislators said three weeks ago they might take the highly unusual step of not backing incumbent Regents if implementation of the Common Core wasn’t slowed down.
According to a draft of the proposal obtained by Newsday, the bill calls for “prohibit Common Core aligned assessments from being a factor in a teacher’s or principal’s … composite effectiveness score,” for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years.
Under a state law championed by Cuomo, 20 percent of a teacher or principal’s evaluation is based on student achievements on standardized tests.
The Regents themselves proposed such a two-year delay in February – but immediately dropped the idea after Cuomo ripped them for potentially “stalling” teacher evaluations.
The Democrat-backed bill would institute the two-year delay – if the state Senate also agrees to pass the measure…..Share on Facebook