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CARMEL – A controversial new curriculum in New York schools is still making waves in the educational community.

Parents, teachers and students voiced their opinions on Thursday night at Carmel Town Hall about the Common Core State Standard.

Common Core standards is a new curriculum implemented in schools across the nation to help prepare students for college and careers. It focuses on math and English, and places an emphasis on high-stakes testing.

The goal of Common Core is to put students on a level playing field and help prepare them for a global economy.

However, many teachers and students say it creates a factory-like environment that stifles individual learning and puts pressure on educators to teach to the test.

Sen. Greg Ball will be spearheading legislation addressing the standard and hopes to convince Albany to put a three-year moratorium on the curriculum in New York. (ARTICLE)

About Greg Ball

Assemblyman Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is the Senator for New York State's 40th district. A former Vice President of Exceed International Development Corporation, Ball holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the United States Air Force Academy, is currently completing his Masters Thesis of Liberal Studies in International Affairs at Georgetown University, and received an honorable discharge in 2005 at the rank of Captain after service as an active duty officer in the United States Air Force. View all posts by Greg Ball →
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