Common Core remains hot button election issue

The issue of Common Core has divided parents, teachers and students across Long Island and could determine who wins key seats in the upcoming election. Critics say the controversial change in education

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2014, 2:15 AM

Updated 3,490 days ago

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Common Core remains hot button election issue
The issue of Common Core has divided parents, teachers and students across Long Island and could determine who wins key seats in the upcoming election.
Critics say the controversial change in education standards puts too much pressure on students and teachers. Many of them blame Gov. Andrew Cuomo for what they call a botched rollout.
Republican Rob Astorino will appear on the newly created "Stop Common Core" ballot line. The Libertarian and Green Party candidates are opposed to Common Core as well. Even Gov. Cuomo tried to distance himself from the controversial standards during a recent debate.
"Common Core is established by the Board of Regents, which is established by the legislature," Cuomo said. "I don't appoint anyone to the Board of Regents. I had absolutely nothing to do with it."
Even with a coalition of some administrators, teachers and parents who are planning to vote against the governor because of Common Core, political analysts say it still won't be enough to tip the scales come Election Day. Gov. Cuomo has a commanding lead in the polls.
Election Day is Nov. 4.
 


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