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State Education Commissioner Visits Jamestown Classrooms

December 5, 2013

It isn’t commonplace for the commissioner of the New York State Education Department to make a personal visit to classrooms in Chautauqua County, but that was the case for three Jamestown Public......

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1Diablo

Dec-06-13 8:50 AM

King has sent his children to PRIVATE schools when "COMMON CORE" was implemented , but it is good for the tax-payers kids. He knows it is only a tool for data gathering to control the population in years to come.

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minuteman

Dec-06-13 8:16 AM

stopcommoncore****

check out this site.........

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OkThen

Dec-06-13 7:29 AM

Ah yes CC is all sunshine and happiness, I wonder if any of the talking heads from the Dept of Ed would inflict it upon their own children!

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minuteman

Dec-06-13 7:18 AM

So I guess I am part of the "unwashed masses" - all I know after a whole lot of research -- common core is wrong. obviously some readers believe washington dc knows what is better for our kids than we parents.

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minuteman

Dec-06-13 7:18 AM

So I guess I am part of the "unwashed masses" - all I know after a whole lot of research -- common core is wrong. obviously some readers believe washington dc knows what is better for our kids than we parents.

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bobbojr

Dec-06-13 1:04 AM

It bears repeating random and ol lady, raising standards facts are FACTS. Standards are being raised PERIOD. Just because you and FOX New say it ain't so doesn't make it the truth. Just because you keep repeating it still makes it FALSE. Secondly, I see not one word about the diminution of curricula, assessments and scoring again not one. Why is it you will prattle on without specific knowledge of Common Core- I am sure you have not read it-but not one word about where we have been under the past Commissioner. Why is that? Thirdly,Because you really don't care this is just some POLITICAL battle for you and FOX News. Lastly, no testing has been increased by Common Core Standards, not one, school districts on their own have increased testing to score better and improve data to be more effective for student learning. Talk to your school about that not The Commissioner and not Common Core. Ohhh, the unwashed masses!

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oldlady

Dec-05-13 8:23 PM

RandomTHINKER you are so right! This so called improvement is nothing more than the latest flavor of the month garbage. The kids will not do better but the tests will!

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randomthinker

Dec-05-13 5:13 PM

Furthermore, King claims these tests are backed up with 'decades of research'. Is he aware of the research that repeatedly shows a child's attention span in minutes is approximately equal to their age in years? So an 8 year old child taking a 90 minute test seems like a flawed plan. Secondly, the international test he cites is statistically invalid. This is why-United States students are tested across the academic spectrum. The governments of far east nations select which students take it, namely the top students. King is comparing apples to oranges, this is called sampling error.

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randomthinker

Dec-05-13 5:07 PM

bobbojr-the standards are NOT being raised. What is being raised is the amount of standardizing testing. This includes field testing of our kids that is used for Pearson to make the test. Yes, school time and our kids are being used to line the pockets of Pearson Publishing. I choose to rely on my child's teacher to measure learning, not some collection of mindless test that is scored by a machine. King and his cohorts are elitist-they think they know better than us peasants. This great nation was built long before standardized tests. With this top down philosophy, why have Boards of Education anymore?

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rukiddingme

Dec-05-13 12:20 PM

Soooo, Bush's "No Child Left Behind" was a good thing? People, don't you want more for your children? If you expect a little more they will rise to the occasion and meet your challenge. If you cannot help them, point them in the right direction to get them help. Sop trying to hinder the betterment of this country.

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413GU02

Dec-05-13 10:07 AM

Every parent has options here, there are plenty of private schools, home teaching options and internet schooling that you can explore if you are so concerned with the negative impact of common core and improved guidelines. Otherwise, get involved, join the PTA, school board, volunteer and know the reality of what common core is. Help to promote the good that our teachers are doing, encourage your child in the learning process as they are our future, don't make their life easy that's not your job. I can only imagine what these parents are like at work when there are changes made and expectations raised.

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bobbojr

Dec-05-13 10:01 AM

Never have I been so embarrassed by the behvior of this county's residents at last evenings meeting. To be clear, the last 10 plus years have been nothing less than a dimunition of curricula, testing and scoring (which was a farce). Not one word expressed by ay eductor nor any parent, again, not one word. But now that standards are being raised, quantified and evaluated everyone is up in arms and RUDE. We need to proceed into the 21st century not the 20th century. But then again, I guess it depends on what you really want for your children a future(in this century)or something less.

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Emelye

Dec-05-13 9:03 AM

omg TWO Nazi references??? LoL!

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MacKenzie

Dec-05-13 8:47 AM

New York state has had top-notch primary schools for decades and I don't see Common Core improving that.

The propagandists, like this guy, are out touting the "talking point" benefits of the Obama regime's top-down, command-and-control education ideology.

Top-down, command-and-control anything never works. Check out what the National Socialists did.

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instigator

Dec-05-13 7:52 AM

FH

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1Diablo

Dec-05-13 7:46 AM

Goble King Hitler would be proud of you, opps , I meant Obama , CONTROL!!

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1Diablo

Dec-05-13 7:45 AM

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FedUpL8ly

Dec-05-13 1:27 AM

All the correct buzzwords, everybody showing what team players they are and all on board with the latest program from the ideologues in Washington DC.

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