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Letter: A Parent’s Take On The Common Core

First, I’d like to thank the paper for keeping the community informed on Common Core. It is definitely something most parents are talking about, some fearful, a few taking a tone of defiance. In the end, my wife and I take the position that it is better to have a universal standard in this country than have different standards originating “from the community.”

Bottom line is our children compete for opportunities and resources with other students across this country, and we had better make sure that our children’s transcripts adhere to one standard.

With respect to implementing Common Core, we expect our teachers/administrators to embrace change for the sake of our children. It will take passion and encouragement to guide our children through the learning process. It is also up to parents to instill in children the value of learning, hard work and commitment that was gifted to us by our parents and grandparents.

David Martin

Oyster Bay