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.
My friend's 2nd grader's math homework isn't worded correctly. So the wording would confuse someone. Then, in another problem, it says "Oh, just keep guessing until you get the right number." This system is outrageous and makes no sense. Math is a universal language, don't change it now!
Are you kidding me this curriculum? My second grader's homework tonight told him to guess the answer to his math problem and then try adding the numbers to see if they make the answer. INSTEAD of teaching him to subtract, the instructions said, keep guessing until you get it right?!?!?!
I have two children in high school and these changes to the curriculum because of common core are killing their grades. You can't change the way kids learn and test midstream!!
Michael McDonald8 hours ago
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Cathy Schinnagel, United States8 hours ago
- Petition has reached 1000 signatures!