Bennett Reacts to Cuomo's Common Core Correction Call
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) As part of his budget speech, Governor Cuomo called the implementaion of Common Core flawed, and wants to appoint a panel to take corrective steps. A member of the Board of Regents says he agrees with that, but feels some of the confusion has been deliberate.
Cuomo says Tuesday a panel of education experts and legislators will be appointed to recommend fixes. Regent Bob Bennett agrees with that. "We welcome any analysis or observations. We will work with that committee, I'm sure the chancellor will say that," says Bennett. "Clarification of the standards, which are not curriculum or state tests, would be very worthwhile to clarify for parents and administrators that need such clarification to do so." Bennett claims there's been a "campaign of confusion" to the Common Core.
The panel also will review his proposal to eliminate testing of the youngest students. Bennett says that's already in place. "There are no state tests in kindergarten through grade 2," explains Bennett. "I'm not sure what that's all about, if he means he doesn't want any district to implement any test of any kind, if I were a parent I'd be a bit concerned because I'd like to find out how my child is doing."