A recent article written by Sara Noble for The Independent Sentinel analyzes the recent effort by Governor Cuomo to “get a handle on Common Core”. Apparently Mr. Cuomo’s panel of “experts” are most made up of pro Common Core folk. You decide.
Andrew Cuomo Appoints a Stacked-Deck Panel to Rubber Stamp Common Core
On Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the names of panelists who will review and make recommendations on the Common Core standards and testing in New York. Cuomo, when not ruling by executive order, likes to stack the decks of his independent panels and this one is no exception.
There is a movement against Common Core in New York comprised of parents and teachers who see the damage the standards and testing are doing to children and teachers. Cuomo has responded to their concerns by appointing a panel that will rubber stamp his Common Core agenda.
Cuomo said the panel “will undertake an immediate and comprehensive review of the rollout of the Common Core standards in New York State,” according to a release. He said he wants the panel to “speedily recommend improvements,” “before the end of the legislative session.” He said further that talk of a two-year moratorium is premature.
Common Core isn’t going anywhere obviously and Cuomo seemed to imply that he will actually rush it through.
The members of the stacked deck are: