Common Core reboot

Oct 2, 2015
Matt Ryan/WMHT

Earlier this week Governor Andrew Cuomo announced he was creating a task force to look at the implementation of the controversial Common Core across the state.

  Charter school advocate Campbell Brown , speaking at the state’s annual business council meeting, took both state politicians and teacher unions to task for what she says is a failing public school system. 

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The civil rights violations that occurred during World War II weren't just limited to Nazi Germany. 

They happened here too.

  The teachers union and its allies will protest outside the state’s annual Business Council meeting in Lake George on Wednesday.  The union is upset over a speech to be given by former CNN anchor and now charter school advocate Campbell Brown.

Campbell Brown is the featured speaker at the yearly event, at the posh Sagamore resort on Lake George. It often features top politicians, but seldom attracts demonstrations.

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New State Education Commissioner MaryEllen Elia joins us on the program just in time for the start of the new school year.