Task force recommends New York overhaul, rename Common Core


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New York state should overhaul and rename the Common Core learning standards, reduce student testing and wait four years to make test scores part of teacher evaluations, a panel appointed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday.

“It is time to right the ship,” Common Core Task Force Chairman Richard Parsons wrote in delivering the recommendations to the governor.

The report follows Cuomo’s call for a “total reboot” of the Common Core amid criticism that the state had rushed out the college-driven standards without adequate teacher training or materials, and too quickly linked them to standardized tests used to rate teachers and students.

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