Cuomo distances himself from Common Core

Feb 20, 2014

Governor Andrew Cuomo is comparing himself to a parent protesting the implementation of the Common Core, seeking to distance himself from the highly criticized roll out.

During an appearance in Rochester Thursday, Cuomo was greeted by protesting parents.  When asked about that by reporters, Cuomo said he would hold the same signs the parents were holding.  He said the roll out of the Common Core by the Board of Regents has failed.

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"There is massive confusion, anxiety and chaos across the state," Cuomo said.  "It may have been a good idea, but it has to be a good idea that is done properly.  And this was not done properly."

Cuomo has appointed an education panel to review the roll out of Common Core.  Thursday, New York's largest teachers union called on the panel to conclude its work "swiftly."  New York State United Teachers is calling on panel members to hear directly from teachers and parents about how seriously flawed the implementation has been.