Now is the time to flood your local Assemblyman (if they are not on the bill to withdraw from Common Core and Race to the Top) and demand that they co-sponsor it. We have to do it throughout the state.
Next is contact every senate office and tell them you want a “same-as” bill in the senate and send them a copy of my bill.
Phone, email, fax, letters, carrier pigeon if you have them. It is full court press time. Get your friends neighbors relatives and everyone you know to do the same. We are making headway, now is not the time to sit back. Turn up the heat and join the fight!
– Al Graf
New York State Assembly Bill Sponsors
In Order of Sponsorship
Updated: November 20, 2013
- Assemblyman Alfred C. Graf (District 5)
- Assemblyman David McDonough (District 14)
- Assemblyman Mike Montesano (District 15)
- Assemblyman Joseph Giglio (District 148)
- Assemblyman Ken Blankenbush (District 117)
- Assemblyman Joseph Borelli (District 96)
- Assemblyman Edward Ra (District 19)
- Assemblyman Chad Lupinacci (District 10)
- Assemblyman John Ceretto (District 145)
- Assemblyman Bill Reilich (District 124)
- Assemblyman Chris Friend (District 124)
- Assemblyman Brian Curran (District 21)
- Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney (District 101)
- Assemblywoman Jane Corwin (District 144)
- Assemblyman Tom McKevitt (District 17)
- Assemblyman Stephen Hawley (District 139)
- Assemblyman Andrew Garbarino (District 7)
- Assemblyman Kieran Lalor (District 105)
- Assemblyman Clifford Crouch (District 122)
- Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (District 98)
- Assemblyman Andy Goodell (District 150)
- Assemblywoman Janet Duprey (District 115)
- Assemblyman Stephen McLaughlin (District 107)
- Assemblyman Steve Katz (District 94)
- Assemblyman Andrew Raia (District 12)
- Assemblyman Dan Stec (District 114)
- Assemblyman Jim Tedisco (District 112)
- Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (District 132)
- Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (District 131)
- Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (District 64)
- Assemblyman Bill Nojay (District 133)
- Assemblyman Peter Lopez (District 102)
- Assemblyman Marc Butler (District 118)
- Assemblyman David DiPietro (District 147)
Legislation A7994 – Text of the Bill Memo
BILL NUMBER: A7994
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
common core state standards initiative and the race to the top program
The purpose of this bill is to withdraw New York State from the common
core and race to the top programs.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the education law is amended by adding new section 115.
The common core program and the race to the top program are having a
detrimental impact on our children, parents, teachers, administrators,
and our school budgets. These programs have shifted the emphasis away
from actual learning, and instead have focused purely on testing and
The mandates that are required in order to comply with these programs
are causing a great amount of frustration and uncertainty in our
educational institutions. These programs have reduced the
instructional time allocated to our children’s educational experience.
The cost of implementation far exceed the amounts received from these
programs and have become a financial burden upon our schools. These
one-size-fits-all programs have proven to be unsuccessful,
detrimental, and ineffective, and therefore the State of New York
should and must withdraw from these programs immediately.
This act shall take effect immediately.
Full Text of Legislation – A7994