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CEC21's Adopted Common Core Resolution

CEC21's Adopted Common Core Resolution

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NYC's Community Education Council of District 21 in Brooklyn adopted this resolution calling for Common Core's rollout to be slowed down and reevaluated until teachers have time to prepare.
NYC's Community Education Council of District 21 in Brooklyn adopted this resolution calling for Common Core's rollout to be slowed down and reevaluated until teachers have time to prepare.

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Officers
: Heather Ann Fiorica, President
·
 Anna Lembersky, 1
st
 Vice President
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 Joyce Finger, 2
nd
 Vice President
·
Linda Dalton, Recording ecretary
·
Randi !aray, "reas#rer 
 Members:
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$ohammad Akram
·
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·
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RESOLUTION APPROVED AND ADOPTED JANUYARY 15
TH
, 2014RESOLUTION TO RE-EVALUATE THE COMMON CORE STATE STANDARDS IN NEW YORK STATE
+H)R)A, the e- (ork tate %ommon %ore Learning tandards .%%L/ ha*e been #nsatis0actorily imlemented in #blic schools and +H)R)A, the %omm#nity )d#cation %o#ncil District 21 is in s#ort o0 the higher ed#cation standards and 3#ality o0 ed#cation, b#t not at the e4ense o0 st#dents, arents and teachers and+H)R)A, the %omm#nity )d#cation %o#ncil District 21 s#ggests that the higher ed#cation standards and 3#ality o0 ed#cation may be achie*ed -ith the roer imlementation o0 %%L and+H)R)A, %%L are internationally5benchmarked and e*idence5based standards that ser*e as a consistent set o0 e4ectations 0or -hat st#dents sho#ld learn and be able to do to be college and career ready and+H)R)A, %%L created the 0ollo-ing shi0ts in )nglish Lang#age Arts6Literacy: in balancing in0ormational and literary te4ts, kno-ledge in the discilines, staircase o0 comle4ity, te4t5based ans-ers, -riting 0rom so#rces and academic *ocab#lary7 %%Lcreated the 0ollo-ing shi0ts in $athematics: 0oc#s, coherence, 0l#ency, dee#nderstanding, alication and d#al intensity7 Pro0essionals -ere not roerly trained in  rearation 0or s#ch shi0ts and+H)R)A, %%L -ere imlemented rior to ro*iding the necessary tools and training s#ort 0or s#ccess0#l imlementation and+H)R)A, -hile %%L correctly allo- 0or teacher 0le4ibility on
how
 to hel st#dents meet standards, the state and city ha*e incorrectly 0ailed to ro*ide teachers -ith materials abo#t
what
to teach 8 in other -ords, teachers ha*e not been ro*ided -ith the 0#ll c#rric#la and+H)R)A, %%L -ere introd#ced into o#r schools -ith *irt#ally no tho#ght abo#t the imact these standards -o#ld ha*e on st#dents -ho -ere already str#ggling at le*els belo- ro0iciency
even before
the %%L, and abo*e all, introd#ced -itho#t consideration o0 the imact they -o#ld ha*e on st#dents -ith an indi*id#ali&ed ed#cational rogram .9)P/ and )nglish lang#age learners .)LL/ and+H)R)A, %%L testing as it relates to -ord roblems in math 0alsely ass#mes )nglish reading comrehension readiness7 %%L do not take into consideration that )nglish Lang#age Learners and6or children -ith 9)Ps scores -ill most likely s#00er e*en i0 st#dents are e4cellent at the n#merical roblems and +H)R)A, schools and teachers ha*e not had s#00icient time, training, and s#ort to ins#re that st#dents needs are met and+H)R)A, %%L incl#des materials that are not age and de*elomentally aroriate materials and
Community Education Council District 21

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