Common Core

No to Regents Incumbents and New Candidates: Statement on NYS Board of Regents Vote from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 12, 2014

"I'm voting against the Board of Regents incumbents today. The Board of Regents is failing our students. Common Core has been a disaster from top to bottom. The regents need to accept responsibility for this failure. Even before the Common Core implementation, too many schools across New York were failing. Too many students weren't adequately prepared for college or the workplace. The regents have been captains of a sinking ship for a long time."  

We Can't Tweak Common Core, We Have to Scrap It Statement on NY Assembly Bill A.8929

By Kieran Lalor, on Mar 5, 2014

"Parents across my district have told me that Common Core is broken. It's not just the teacher evaluations that trouble them, it's the entire curriculum. We can't fix Common Core and we can't tweak it. Common Core is fundamentally flawed. It needs to be scrapped entirely. We can then start from scratch on education reform."

Cuomo's Latest Do-Nothing Panel Chaired by Common Core Cheerleader

By Kieran Lalor, on Feb 7, 2014

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I-Fishkill) released a statement today criticizing Governor Cuomo for naming an active Common Core supporter to chair the panel scheduled to review Common Core in New York. Governor Cuomo appointed IBM executive Stanley Litlow to chair his Common Core panel. Litow has been a supporter of Common Core, publishing an op-ed defending the program.

Statement on Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address from Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor

By Kieran Lalor, on Jan 9, 2014

 What Gov. Cuomo didn't say: "Governor Cuomo is still running away from two big issues facing New York. He said nothing about opening New York to the benefits of natural gas fracking and he was silent on the Common Core debacle. Albany bureaucrats have been "studying" fracking for over five years. It's time for the governor to be a leader and make a decision. Common Core, on the other hand, was pushed through the bureaucracy with little review. It's been a disaster.