Assemblyman Steve Hawley (R,C,I-Batavia) today voted to replace the three members of the Board of Regents up for re-election due to the flawed rollout of Common Core. Though the three were re-elected, Hawley believes a message was sent to the board that the current state of New York’s education system is unacceptable and must be fixed as soon as possible.

            “Parents, students and teachers are all struggling because of Common Core mandates. This year’s election of the Board of Regents was particularly tense because of the pressure to fix the situation in New York classrooms,” said Hawley. “Hopefully, the board has heard the message loud and clear. Now, the responsibility to stop the disastrous effects of Common Core lies squarely at the feet of the governor and the Board of Regents.”

            The state Board of Regents, which steers New York’s education system, is chosen every year by majority vote in a joint session of the Assembly and State Senate. There are 17 members of the Board of Regents, with 13 from each of the state’s judicial districts and four at-large seats.

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