CARRIE MILLER PHOTO | Educators packed a forum at Eastport-South Manor High School last week to express their displeasure over Common Core.
Our local teachers and administrators are sounding an alarm.
They’re the “canaries in the coal mine,” says Terry Kalb, a recently retired Eastern Suffolk BOCES special education teacher. And they’re sensing something toxic.
While nonprofits such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and political lobbyists like Students First flood statehouses with cash and bombard the Internet with buzz-word-laden propaganda in pushing for the Common Core State Standards, Long Island teachers are appalled by what they’re experiencing in classrooms.
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CARRIE MILLER PHOTO
About two dozen educators as well as students took to a podium at Tuesday night’s Common Core forum in Manorville to, for the most part, poke holes in the state’s rollout of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
Click on the video below to see what they, and state education commissioner John King, had to say.