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In The News: Ed Commissioner Elia angers parents, teachers with Common Core Opt Out comments

Source: Spotlight News
Date: August 31, 2016

Last month, at an event hosted by the teacher advocacy group Educators4Excellence, New York State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia angered parents and teachers alike by calling parents who opt their children out of Common Core testing “unreasonable” and teachers who support opting out “unethical.” Local State Senate candidate Sara Niccoli, a young mother who has made education reform a key plank of her campaign platform, responded to Elia’s comments in a letter released on the first of September.

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