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Mulgrew on the Common Core task force

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Gov. Cuomo announced the creation of a task force charged with comprehensively reviewing and making recommendations to overhaul the current Common Core system.

In response, UFT President Michael Mulgrew issued the following statement:

"We appreciate that the Governor has put together a task force to deal with the debacle that was the rollout of the Common Core standards. Parents', students' and teachers' voices have been heard and it is imperative that tests and evaluations are used to inform and help teachers improve their craft, and not serve as a 'gotcha' system. We still have a long way to go to reduce testing, to make sure that the new curriculum is age-appropriate for every grade, and to restore the public's faith in the process.

We will work with the task force in the hope that we can make the changes our students, parents and teachers have called for."

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