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Cuomo Throws Common Core Under The Bus

by Michael J. Petrilli, Robert Pondisciovia Newsday
Monday, September 28, 2015

From the campaigns of Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, America is experiencing a populist moment. Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has apparently noticed and is seeking to ride the wave by standing with parents against Common Core standards.

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The Common Core Test Wake-Up Call Is Here

by Michael J. Petrilli, Robert Pondisciovia EducationNext
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Between 2010 and 2012, more than forty states adopted the Common Core standards in reading and math, setting dramatically higher expectations for students in our elementary and secondary schools. Now comes a critical milestone in this effort.