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Parents Demand Higher Standards

Moving forward with Common Core is a critical step toward advancing public education. Too often, New York students graduate high school unprepared for the tough demands of college and the job market. That’s why we need to raise the bar higher and implement tougher standards in our education system.

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NY Daily News Opinion: Our Students Need the Common Core

New York State is on the verge of halting implementation of the Common Core standards. New York Urban League President and CEO Avra Rice explains why a moratorium would be a big mistake for parents and students.

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National Urban League Supports the Common Core

National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial discusses why the Common Core standards are critical for American education.

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Union Leaders Criticize Common Core Implementation

Recently, National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel released a statement condemning the implementation of the Common Core standards. American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten has previously expressed similar sentiment about the standards.

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Joel Klein Discusses the Release of Common Core Standards Results in The New York Post

"While end-of-year testing isn't new, the knowledge that was tested last spring is. For the first time, students across the state were assessed based on the new, more rigorous Common Core standards."

The following op-ed appeared in the New York Post on August 7, 2013.

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StudentsFirstNY Reacts to Common Core Standards Results

We must put children’s interests first. The issue here is not about low results, but setting a higher bar.

Nathalie Elivert, StudentsFirstNY Director of Educator Outreach and former New York City public school teacher reacts to the results of the Common Core Standards.

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