StudentsFirstNY Executive Director, Jenny Sedlis, released the following statement today in reaction to New York legislators' call for the Common Core delay in evaluations// February 4, 2014
"Kids who attend struggling schools don't have time to wait for endless debates in Albany -- they need higher standards now. We owe it to these children to move forward with higher standards without delay. It is time for leaders in Albany to step up and help improve rather than block implementation of the Common Core, which is why the Governor established a commission of experts and the Regents pledged to review the issue and make adjustments. We look forward to the recommendations of the Governor's panel and to working constructively with stakeholders to implement higher standards in New York schools."