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Cary Brunswick

October 15, 2013

Common Core had little input from educators


“We have become a tool,” he said, as the modules have “stripped the joys from learning.” Students are no longer allowed to be “spontaneous or unique,” he added. “We are here to ask the board to loosen the stranglehold these modules have on our children.”

Many schools and teachers in the state are experiencing the same problem.

Fortunately for Oneonta, school Superintendent Joseph Yelich is sympathetic and is forming committees to address the issue.

The state obviously pushed the Common Core into schools too quickly, without enough time for educators to learn and adjust, when schools do not have the resources to speed up the process with teacher training. And the last thing we need now is a new testing regime while the system is still being instituted.

Cary Brunswick, of Oneonta, is a freelance writer and editor. He can be reached at The views expressed in this column do not necessarily reflect those of The Daily Star and its editorial board.

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