In a recent editorial supporting testing related to the new Common Core curriculum, we mentioned State Education Commissioner John King’s advice to worried parents:
“It’s really important for parents to send a message of try your best,” he said. “I get that it’s hard. At the same time, I want my daughters to be people who try things that are hard.”
Michele Trageser of Merrick responds:
King’s office confirms that his children attend private school, but says they must take state tests. Callers expressed other concerns.
Stacey Portmore Davies, Huntington Station:
Rose Ryan, Westbury:
Strong responses from viewers tested by testing, and taking their turn.