As a citizen and taxpayer of the State of New York, I petition the Governor, the State Board of Education, the State School Superintendent, and the New York General Assembly to take every action necessary to rescind the State’s participation in Race to the Top, the Common Core State Standards, any agreement to share student data with the federal government or any other governmental or private entity, any national-testing consortium , and any scheme (such as No Child Left Behind waivers) that requires such participation. New York’s citizens, who pay approximately $13 billion annually in state and local taxes for education, have the constitutional right to exercise 100 percent control over the content standards in our public schools through our duly elected representatives in the New York Senate and the New York House.
I was a proponent of Common Core until I got to know it. As a father of 4 young children, I have directly seen the profound negative impact which the roll-out of Common Core has had upon my children's education. If this is indicative of the future than the future is grim. Common Core must be repealed. -Ben Murphy (Fairport, NY)
Stop this madness and prevent the tests in April/May.
This is a horrible system which must be repealed.
Zachary Gibsonjust now
Ben Murphy9 hours ago
Gerard Feil10 hours ago
- Petition has reached 1000 signatures!