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Before Cuomo inflicted Common Core on our kids & their teachers, our district had EXCELLENT public schools, which included wonderful teachers who were genuinely enthusiastic about helping young minds to grow a love of learning. My kids’ elementary school was a happy place. Common Core made everyone miserable, and my own kids suffered so badly that I felt compelled to remove them from what had become a TOXIC environment for their own well being. We are a homeschool family now, but if Cuomo loses re-election and the State repeals the destructive CCS so that our schools & teachers can resume being an excellent place for children to learn, I’d consider giving public school another chance for at least one of my kids (the one who always had perfect grades and LOVED school, and her teachers, before Common Core made her so miserable that I was getting daily phone calls from the school counsellor about my child having “meltdowns” which are completely out if character for my happy-go-lucky kid).
I know that many teachers lean left politically, but I urge you to consider giving thought to casting your ballot on Tuesday to consider denying Cuomo re-election and giving us a real opportunity to rid ourselves of the abusive (to students, teachers, and parents alike) Common Core. We still have secret ballots, so don’t worry about being ostracized by your liberal peers if you vote against Common Core and for Rob Asterino.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 28, 2014
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In comments to the Daily News editorial board [http://m.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cuomo-vows-bust-school-monopoly-re-elected-article-1.1989478], Governor Andrew Cuomo infuriated the members of NYS Allies for Public Education, an organization that consists of over fifty parent and educator advocacy groups across New York State. The Governor vowed to “break” the state’s public school system, which he called “one of the only remaining public monopolies.” He said he would do this by expanding charter schools, competition, and imposing tougher teacher evaluations along with punitive sanctions: “The teachers don’t want to do the evaluations and they don’t want to do rigorous evaluations.” He condescended to parents by implying that the only reason parents erupted in protest…
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