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Common Core Community Meeting

Nov 20, 2013|

Jane Corwin

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New York State assemblywoman Jane Corwin is with us on the WB and -- she's a member of the assembly's education committee she was also at last night's public hearing at Akron high school. On the common course standards Jane thanks for the time. -- thank -- after listening last night what was your suspect. Well clearly isn't a lot. Act is wrong with common core. That the biggest issue of course we've heard a lot of people in the passenger car in the past and stuff it's not to the number of Catholic kid having to take now. It's also -- the -- on the task in the manner in which the -- happy to take the test so. But it clearly the biggest problem but -- others particular place but it while. The -- as student data you know it's part August and a lot of collecting a student data. And a lot of concern about the privacy you know making sure families information student information is getting into the wrong hands. And the cost of implementing the system any one school district as saying that. You know content million dollars to implement that curriculum but they only got 70000 dollars from the rate the top funding so. Clearly it's taxing. These. You know funding issues for the school. Pumping out in the big -- and it came up that was the most disturbing to me was the impact of -- on disabled students. No one of the teachers got open and testified said. That hurt disabled students -- to 28 assessments a year. And to me that it is just. You know what what -- accomplishment trying to do it acts so so that's something I think that immediately we have to take a harder look at and do something about because. We're not serving students by making that take -- -- -- here. Those -- are just so we understand -- our common core principles different for disabled students on the wearing the same. As part of the common core curriculum they're an alternate system that they have to follow and it's very very involved and requires so much. That's what. And and the kids are being who will be required what shall implement it. To take tests on computers where a lot of kids to don't have the physical ability to do that so. So clearly there has been. Oversight in the development of the curriculum because it's in my opinion it's going to be very detrimental to disabled can't. I'm you know certainly look at that there's a lot of challenges forward in the mainstream candidates in average -- But you know we we need to get credit to mark in the area. Any changes would be up to the state legislature is my understanding. But realistically. How soon can we make changes. Well this policy in you know remember comScore was handed down to a by the federal government and our finding. From the federal government ties to it so. If we words it's just throw out -- are we throw out hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding and that. Alone could cause huge problems for all interest across the state. So what we need to do -- take a look at. What the state legislature can do to sit and help. With the implementation of the common core for example under the huge technology requirement. For an school district's top. The state legislature need to step up and provide that funding to make sure that they have the computers to meet the requirement. Certainly you know other things that we can do would be which on the disabled kids. You know making sure that you know our own state rules and regulations are in place that can protect the disabled kids. And other clips that student did I think it's an area that we can look into. Shoring up to make sure we have privacy laws that would prevent student data from going to the wrong people. Try to get -- I think the legislature can do. What we can't do is change the curriculum that is something that being put together by the federal government we can't. How old man then you know. Third graders don't study Mesopotamia you know that's something that's handed down by the federal government but we as legislators can certainly reach out and stayed at you know. And it concerns along that we heard last night and they can take them to the federal government and hopefully that feedback to federal government might initiate which angered. Chris Carlin -- you go from here after collecting all of those doing the listening to all these so educators and teachers. Do you report -- to the legislature where do we go from here. Absolutely I'm -- -- -- -- by the minority conference this terrible so. We take that information -- their testimony that was written an intern and then there are more beyond just what was. Prevent it last night a lot of people have written into these separately. All that information will go to our minor minority conference in January. We sit down and have our. Our discussion amongst ourselves comparing notes stabilize. And then come up with our policy agenda and what that does it that's a deeper look forward to these temporary. -- the governor. And that's what we will work. When it comes to by the time I have for any kind of policy changes going forward. Change good to have you with us thank you. -- will be in -- that's Jane Corwin member of the new York state assembly she's also a member of the education committee.