Common Core State Standard debated at Carmel Town Hall

A controversial new curriculum in New York schools is still making waves in the educational community. Parents, teachers and students voiced their opinions on Thursday

Parents, teachers and students voiced their opinions on Thursday night at Carmel Town Hall about the Common Core State Standard.

Parents, teachers and students voiced their opinions on Thursday night at Carmel Town Hall about the Common Core State Standard. (1/17/14)

CARMEL - A controversial new curriculum in New York schools is still making waves in the educational community.

Parents, teachers and students voiced their opinions on Thursday night at Carmel Town Hall about the Common Core State Standard.

Common Core standards is a new curriculum implemented in schools across the nation to help prepare students for college and careers. It focuses on math and English, and places an emphasis on high-stakes testing.

The goal of Common Core is to put students on a level playing field and help prepare them for a global economy.

However, many teachers and students say it creates a factory-like environment that stifles individual learning and puts pressure on educators to teach to the test.

Sen. Greg Ball will be spearheading legislation addressing the standard and hopes to convince Albany to put a three-year moratorium on the curriculum in New York.

For extended video of the Common Core forum, watch the clip to the left or click News 12 Extra on Optimum TV channel 612. 

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