FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 3, 2010
STATEMENT OF MAYOR BLOOMBERG AND CHANCELLOR KLEIN ON RELEASE OF COMMON CORE STANDARDS
"The Common Core State Standards, released yesterday by the National Governors Association and the Council for Chief State School Officers, are an important step forward in education reform and should be adopted quickly with few changes. These rigorous standards - which are backed by extensive research and supported by educators, school district leaders and President Obama - will go a long way toward improving college readiness among students in New York City and across the nation.
"New York State has taken a lead in advancing the Common Core Standards by working with other states to develop tests aligned with the standards. We look forward to July, when the State takes the next step by submitting these stronger standards to the Regents for adoption."
Stu Loeser/Jessica Scaperotti (212) 788-2958
David Cantor (Department of Education)