The movement to opt out of state Common Core testing is having an impact.
Republican candidate for Governor Rob Astorino's decision to have his kids sit out the tests is a major move on his part. He is certainly attempting to capitalize on the statewide anger over the Common Core testing.
Governor Andrew Cuomo has reacted by finally having second thoughts about how teacher evaluations are linked to the Common Core tests while student promotions are not. Cuomo today said the issue needs to be addressed.
While we must beware of this governor bearing any possible gift, we can say that the opt out from testing movement is scaring the governor so that is a positive development for sure.