February 5, 2014
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wants the State Board of Regents to implement a two year delay of Common Core. The Long Island Press reports that the governor’s communications director’s issued a statement saying that it would be premature to consider any moratorium before the governor’s panel is allowed to do their work in checking Common Core out. To this news, State Senator Tom O’Mara (R, Big Flats) responded, “Why do we need another commission?” O’Mara told WLEA News that the last thing the state needs is another delay. “Everybody agrees that the implementation of this has been absolutely ridiculous, so the last thing we need is another commission, that may not take any action on this for years,” O’Mara said.
Assemblyman Phil Palmesano says the governor is entitled to his opinion, but if the state board of regents does not do something, the state lawmakers will. “If they don’t act, I think the state legislature will be prepared to.”