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At today’s regularly scheduled meeting the PJSTA’s Representative. Council unanimously voted to approve the following resolution to oppose the Common Core State Standards. The resolution will be submitted to the AFT and NYSUT for consideration from those parent unions.
Resolution to Oppose the Common Core State Standards
WHEREAS, the purpose of education is to educate a populace of critical
thinkers who are capable of shaping a just and equitable society in
order to lead good and purpose-filled lives, not solely preparation
for college and career; and
WHEREAS, instructional and curricular decisions should be in the hands
of classroom professionals who understand the context and interests of
their students; and
WHEREAS, the education of children should be grounded in
developmentally appropriate practice; and
WHEREAS, high quality education requires adequate resources to provide
a rich and varied course of instruction, individual and small group
attention, and wrap-around services for students; and
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