February 6, 2014
Rolison: Less Common Core; More Common Sense
Dutchess County Legislative Chairman and Candidate for New York State Senate calls for immediate action on Common Core
Poughkeepsie, NY – Rob Rolison, Dutchess County Legislative Chairman and Candidate for New York State Senate, today called for Albany to immediately put the brakes on implementing Common Core.
“I call on the New York State Department of Education and Governor Cuomo to stop the implementation of Common Core and instead apply more common sense into developing education standards for our children,” Rolison said.
“These standards were developed without the proper input from K-3 educators and early childhood professionals and lack the proper analysis to ensure that the desired results would be achieved. Input from these professionals as well as increasing local control is essential to developing a more effective curriculum,” he continued.
Rolison said that as Senator representing the 41st District, he would side with parents and teachers to see that New York State implements effective and proper educational standards that will focus on student achievement and produce real results for our children.
He also stated that implementation of Common Core needs to cease immediately as it may have a lasting negative effect on our children and their education.
“It doesn’t take a PhD to realize that if our kids are coming home from school in tears over tests and their school work, something isn’t right,” Rolison concluded.