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New York Teachers' Union Denounces Common Core

January 27, 2014

The board of the state's largest teachers' union voted unanimously Saturday to denounce the controversial Common Core standards and call for the removal of New York education commissioner John King.

At a meeting in Albany on Saturday, New York State United Teachers' board of directors voted to withdraw its support from the Common Core, curriculum guidelines that have been adopted by 45 states and aim to boost skills necessary for college and career success. They demanded “major course corrections” to the state's “failed implementation plan,” reiterating their push for a three-year moratorium on using Common Core-aligned student test scores for teacher evaluations.

The board also gave King a vote of no-confidence, asking that the state Board of Regents remove him from his post.

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