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.
Paul R. Koszelak
Governor Cuomo, and Education Commissioner King need to get a grip. We are putting undo stress on 5 and 6 year olds. Learning does not only take place in the class, life is where learning begins.
The Education Department seems to be saying there is no place for regular people, only scholars...the world would collapse in on itself. Artists, musicians, poets are all deemed as failures to this current Administration. An electrician, a plumber...all paths of the past if they get their way.
Use Common Sense...not Common Core!
MY 6 YEAR OLD NO LONGER WANTS TO GO TO SCHOOL SHE IS FRUSTRATED AFTER THE LONG HOURS OF HW SHE HAS TO DO EVERY NIGHT
deborah a giftos
My grand daughter is in kindergarten , i'm appalled at what she is bringing home . The standards are highly inappropriate for five year olds. I am a special educator.
Andrew , Auburn, NY, United Statesjust now
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Paul R. Koszelak, North Tonawanda, NY, United States3 minutes ago
- Petition has reached 1000 signatures!