Standing Up for Our Kids

Dean G. Skelos

March 11, 2014

On behalf of the thousands of frustrated parents, students and teachers that I represent, I've just voted against confirmation of the four Board of Regents candidates that were nominated by the State Assembly.  

The roll-out of Common Core has been profoundly flawed, and the State Education Department and Board of Regents are responsible for this mess. 

Today's vote sends a loud and clear message that our students deserve better and that this bureaucratic disaster needs to be fixed. 

New York State must return its focus to one overriding goal: providing a quality education that helps every child achieve a bright, successful and rewarding future.