From Oklahoma to Louisiana: Why states are dropping Common Core

When Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill repealing Common Core national standards from her state’s schools, it was perhaps the most ironic moment in the fight over the initiative. Fallin is chairwoman of the National Governors Association, one of the private groups that hold the copyright of Common Core. (Yes, this marks the first […]

Journal News Gun Map Fallout: Assemblyman Zebrowski (D-New City) sponsors new bill protecting rights of gun-owners

SAFE Act supporter gives a little to local permit holders BY DYLAN SKRILOFF When the White Plains-based daily newspaper the Journal News published a list of legal pistol permit holders on an interactive website map back in December 2012, it stirred a local and national hornets’ nest.  Amazingly, fallout continues 15 months later. The Rockland […]

State Legislators Host Public Forum on Common Core, Propose Two Year Moratorium on High Stakes Testing

State Legislators Host Public Forum on Common Core, Propose Two Year Moratorium on High Stakes Testing

BY CHERYL SLAVIN Close to 100 Rockland residents showed up on a frigid winter’s night last Thursday to express their concerns at a public forum about the adverse impact the rushed implementation of the controversial Common Core State Standards have had on the county’s children, teachers and school districts. The forum was hosted by four […]

Zebrowski Calls for Common Core Delay

Statement from Assemblyman Kenneth Zebrowski  “The Assembly Majority, through Speaker Silver and Chairwoman Catherine Nolan, issued a statement calling for the delay of testing based on Common Core standards for at least two years. As I have met with administrators, educators, and parents over these past several months, I have heard their concerns regarding the […]

Hudson Valley Legislators to Hold Forum for Parents and Educators on Common Core Implementation

Senator David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, and Assemblyman James Skoufis will be hosting a forum centered on the recent implementation of the Common Core standards by the State Education Department. The legislators will take suggestions from parents and educators on the implementation, which will be recommended to the Governor and the State […]