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What Happens When Reform is Rushed? 
January 12, 2014

This is what happens when you do not implement change in a staged and thoughtful way.
-- Carol Burris, HS Principal

Carol Burris' account of actual content of NY State's "Common Core" curriculum is chilling.  

Read Ms. Burris' recent article in the Washington Post:

Common Core chaos: NY state website sends kids to offensive test prep
The rollout of the Common Core State Standards in New York state has been riddled with problems that just keep on coming. Here are some of the latest, from award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in...

...and read 
 Ms. Burris' testimony in October 2012 to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Education Commission: 

When is NY State going to let our teachers get back to educating our children?