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Comsewogue Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella appeals to elected officials in response to Common Core testing widespread on social media.

A meme made to capture the sentiments of parents and teachers supporting Comsewogue Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella in his letter to state representatives and education leaders.
A meme made to capture the sentiments of parents and teachers supporting Comsewogue Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella in his letter to state representatives and education leaders.
Comsewogue Superintendent Dr. Joseph Rella's letter to state representatives asking for help with state testing, or remove him from office, has gone viral. 

"Please help us," Rella wrote in an Aug. 7 letter sent to state Sens. Ken LaValle, R-Port Jefferson; John Flanagan, R-Smithtown, and Rep. Steve Englebright, D-Setauket. "If not, then I request on behalf of our residents – your constituents – you initiate proceedings to have me removed as superintendent."

The letter quickly went viral in the local community and continues to spread, reaching as far away as educational advocates in Alabama who are fighting against a Common Core curriculum and "MN Badass teachers," a group for Minnesota teachers who refuse to support the corporate takeover of public education. 

State Assemblyman Steve Englebright, D-Setauket, responded to Rella's letter, stating he's rather see the state Educations Commissioner John King removed than Rella. 

Englebright is expected to attend this Saturday's "Students, Not Scores" rally at Comsewogue High School - spearheaded by Rella. 

The rally is aimed at bringing together hundreds of concerned parents, teachers and education advocates from across Long Island to show the New York State Education Department that students are more than their test scores. 

The rally has been publicly backed by the Three Village Teachers Association, parents and teachers who are spreading work via Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites. 

Will you be attending the "Students, Not Scores" rally this Saturday? 
Steve Dietrich August 15, 2013 at 02:26 PM
http://www.freedomworks.org/blog/jborowski/top-10-reasons-to-oppose-common-core
Steve Dietrich August 15, 2013 at 02:50 PM
Dr. James Milgram-a Common Core Validation Committee Board member who did not sign off on the Math standards! Why?? Dr. Milgram states, "The Common Core standards claim to be 'benchmarked against to international standards' but this phrase is meaningless. They are actually two or more years behind international expectations by eighth grade, and only fall further behind as they talk about grades 8-12. Indeed, they don't even fully cover the material in an solid geometry course, or in the second year algebra course." Read more of Dr. Milgram's testimony before the Indiana State Senate Committee here.
Steve Dietrich August 15, 2013 at 02:51 PM
http://hoosiersagainstcommoncore.com/james-milgram-testimony-to-the-indiana-senate-committee/
Nancy August 16, 2013 at 04:11 PM
I hope our district does the same!!! Congrats to Comsewogue for having such a passionate and diligent superintendent!! We all need to come together on this one!

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