Have a Grade to Give the Common Core?

Updated: April 23, 2014 at 12:00 PM

The Debate Over Common Core Education Standards and Testing

Testing season is upon us, and the Common Core State Standards are once again stirring controversy.

Clara Hemphill, founding editor of Insideschools.org, and José Vilson, a math teacher at Inwood Intermediate School 52, discussed the Common Core with MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman on last week’s episode. Watch the segment here.

Last week, New York State Commissioner of Education John King took on the criticism and explained why he continues to believe that Common Core will make better students and teachers. Watch his interview here.

This week in part two of our interview with John King, the New York State Education Commissioner talks about public education issues beyond Common Core, Race to the Top and the state’s role in expanding universal pre-k in New York City.  Watch his interview here and add your comments below.

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