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November 12, 2013

In Our Opinion: Cheers and Jeers


This is a win-win situation for all involved. We hope the program continues and grow.


To those who are promoting a protest against the Common Core standards in New York by taking children out of school on Nov. 18.

If you want to voice your opposition to the modules, in particular, or the Common Core, in general, take your complaints to the state and federal education departments.

And do so intelligently. Talk to your children about how they feel about the curriculum. Talk to your children’s teachers about how the modules are taught. Talk to the school administration about how the Common Core is implemented in the school.

Once you have the knowledge, draft a letter to or call the education officials. Let them know what your objections are, and make suggestions on what you’d like to see changed.

While we have serious reservations about the implementation of the Common Core in New York, taking children away from the classroom is not the answer.




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