By Hugh McQuaid & Christine Stuart
HARTFORD, Conn. – House Republicans swooped in Wednesday after a press conference where teacher union officials called the implementation of Common Core State Standards “botched,” to announced they’d managed to force a public hearing on legislation to delay the standards.
The announcement came directly after a Connecticut Education Association media event Wednesday morning in the Legislative Office Building. The state’s largest teachers union released the results of a member poll conducted this month, which suggest that Connecticut’s teachers are overwhelmingly critical of how Common Core State Standards have been implemented here.
Teachers, according to the poll, reported that schools are not adequately equipped to teach the standards and 96 percent believed its implementation had been rushed.