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Winning Nashua Board of Education candidates weigh Common Core effect
Nashua has a strong and vocal group of parents and residents who oppose the standards, which outline what students are expected to know at each grade level. Opponents also question other aspects of the Common Core initiative, including the assessment tests due to begin in the spring of 2015, student data collection and the overall cost of the national reform movement.
“But as I reviewed the candidates, who were all qualified, one thing I found interesting was those who won expressed a serious concern about the Common Core and whether the curriculum standards are appropriate, and whether the assessments are appropriate,” said Murotake, who has proposed a resolution to delay the assessment tests for two years.
And while Ziehm also said voters asked her questions about where candidates stood on Common Core, she also felt there were other issues at play, such as the need for more resources for classrooms and teachers that may have determined Tuesday night’s final tallies.
Farrington and Oden were out first thing Wednesday morning making good on their promise to collect campaign signs from homeowners’ yards as soon as the election was over.
“For George and myself, I think it had to do with the work we did,” she added.
Farrington said Common Core was a key issue with some voters, and he spoke with two or three people outside the polls on Tuesday who opposed the standards.
Farrington added it’s more likely that Nashua was looking for change.
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