Common Core: NY Senator Wants State to Dump Pearson
As growing numbers of critics are questioning the role of standardized testing in schools, Sen. Terry Gipson, D-Rhinebeck, is calling on the state to cut ties with testing giant Pearson Inc.
Gipson has introduced legislation to end New York's use of Pearson to create Common Core-based tests and prevent teachers in training from having to take Pearson-run certification exams.
"It has been brought to our attention by teachers, administrators, school boards, parents and others that the exams Pearson is providing are flawed with mistakes and inappropriate material," Gipson said. "This is a for-profit corporation funded with