Common Core’s newest enemies? New York Democrats. No foolin’, here are some choice tidbits:
Carol Burris, an acclaimed high school principal on Long Island, calls the Common Core a “disaster.”
“We see kids,” she said, “they don’t want to go to school anymore.”
Leaders of both parties in the New York Legislature want to rethink how the state uses the Common Core.
The statewide teachers’ union withdrew its support for the standards last month until “major course corrections” took place.
“There are days I think, ‘Oh my God, we have to slow this thing down, there are so many problems,’ ” said Catherine T. Nolan, a Queens Democrat who is chairwoman of the State Assembly Education Committee.
The objections in New York have become so loud, and have come from such a wide political spectrum, that even the governor, Andrew M. Cuomo, a Democrat, has become a critic. Governor Cuomo has called the state’s execution of the standards “flawed” and appointed a panel to recommend changes.
I should add that this story is not only from the New York Times, but they felt it was a big enough deal to include it in this morning’s email blast.
Common Core, ♡bamaCare!!!, Dodd-Frank, the unStimulus — I think its fair to say the Progressive Left is singularly incompetent to govern.