New York Senate Vows To Reform Common Core

12.13.13 | Bob Price

The New York State Senate is pushing to reform the Common Core learning standards when lawmakers reconvene in January. Legislation proposed in the Senate would ban standardized testing in pre-kindergarten through second grade, eliminate some testing for older students and strengthen the privacy of students’ personal information. The recommendations are in a 30-page report issued by Senate Education Committee chairman John Flanagan.  The state’s teachers’ union has called for a three-year moratorium on student testing, saying schools didn’t receive testing curriculum on time and the program is being rushed into place.