Recommendations for changes to Common Core

Updated: 02/10/2014 11:50 PM
Created: 02/10/2014 11:36 PM WHEC.com
By: Lynette Adams

It's what some educators, parents and students have been asking for.

On Monday, a panel appointed by the regents chancellor, recommended that changes be made for implementing Common Core in New York schools.

Among the recommendations, the panel suggested the class of 2022, should be the first group required to pass english and math exams based on the new curriculum.

Right now, the class of 2017 is scheduled as the first.

Another recommendation, is giving teachers more protections, if their students don't perform well on tests, based on the tougher standards.

We wanted to hear what local educators think.

One superintendent says she is all for taking it slower, while the executive director of the school boards association, Jody Siegel, worries getting money to implement these changes may be problematic. 

“Having the money available to make the implementation work in the way one would have wanted it to work from the beginning is a key element,” said Siegel.

Susan Allen, Superintendent of East Irondequoit Central School District said, “I know there have been tremendous concerns from people regarding the implementation and how quickly it was done and the fact that many of us have not had sufficient time to prepare to really teach the content differently and new content.”

Meanwhile, Governor Cuomo is criticizing the recommendations from this panel.

In a statement, Cuomo says in part the recommendations are another in a series of "missteps by the board of regents."

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