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.
This system does not work . Our children are being pushed and this add stress to what should be enjoyable. Our children like learn . We as parents are standing strong together to get this change for our children and teachers. They deserve to learn not to be force above their limits . Nothing good will come from this. Not all children learning the same time frame. Let them learn but at their individual time frame
The skills expected of our children through common core are NOT developmentally appropriate! Please reconsider!
Common core is developmentally inappropriate as it involves such abstract, high ordered mind process that doesn't match what is best practice to meet the learning needs of young children, particularly in elementary school..Young minds need to have instruction that puts the emphasis on multisensory approach with differentiation so the individual needs of the child comes before how they perform on one state test. A state test ought never dictate if a child can be promoted or not..it's completely illogical. Teachers are forced to teach to a test, which is confining to their profession. Test prep is in full gear now in March, and teachers are having children conform to a rigid way of performing, rather then creative learning.. Learning is supposed to be spontaneous and rewarding and flexibile, not confining and limiting..Our children deserve better and we demand freedom for teachers to teach how they wish in their professional judgement. Government must not take over how kids are to be tested. We pay taxes as parents to a system that is supposed to afford real teaching with results of real learning..Common core is showing to already be effecting our kids negatively..many parents are yanking their kids out of public schools to homeschool for the reasons that we want to individualize instruction. This is pronounced for kids with Learning differences , as they suffer with increased school refusal and low self esteem because they just are NOT able to learn the way common core dictates. This is a very sad state of affairs..we pay taxes, we demand choice and teacher methodologies they choose, not our government. Please put an end to this atrocity, and let's treat our future generation to the education they so deserve and require. Thank you.
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- Petition has reached 1000 signatures!