Just in time for the election, the pro-Common Core and avid supporter of high stakes testing governor changed his tune in a campaign ad.
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In the ad, Cuomo said that he wants to stop the over testing, but in reality has done nothing to stop the excessive testing.
Cuomo says in the ad that he does not want to use the Common Core test scores for at least five years, and then only if “our” children are ready. However, according to a NY Daily News article from February of 2014, Cuomo struck out in staunch opposition to the New York Board of Regents’ plan to delay the inclusion of Common Core test scores in student transcripts. The Daily News quoted Cuomo as “seething” in his reaction to the Regents’ plan:
“The Regents’ response is … yet another in a long series of roadblocks to a much needed evaluation system.”
In the ad, Cuomo said, “I still believe the best education equipment is the kitchen table, and the best teacher is the parent,” yet New York State remains one of the most stringent in regulating homeschoolers.
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