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Contact Cuomo – Put Ra/Graf on Common Core Commission

NYS Assemblymen Al Graf and Ed Ra have been fighting Common Core for years and have already conducted the panel that Governor Cuomo is proposing (but with the RIGHT PEOPLE!)

Assemblyman Al Graf and Assemblyman Ed Ra need to be on Cuomo’s Common Core review panel. Contact Governor Cuomo now!

  1. Call Governor Cuomo – (518) 474-8390
  2. E-mail Governor Cuomo – Use this website:
  3. For snail mail, the address is:

The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224




Assemblyman Al Graf’s facebook posts (dated September 20, 2015) urging us to contact Governor Cuomo regarding the Common Core Commission:

So the regents think they have finally figured out the problems with common core. They have come up with a solution. They have decided to just re-name it. How stupid are these people? Calling it something else is not going to fix the problem! Call the Governor’s office and tell him to put Ed Ra and me on the panel to review common core. Ask your friends to call. Write a letter to the Governor, send an email, or do all three. Apparently the regents could not find a clue to the problem if it was strapped to their back.

Colette my degree is in elementary education. Ed and I put together a panel which included teachers, school administrators, school councilors with clinical experience, parents, principals and others involved in education. The purpose of us being on the panel is to bring them in. Ed and I have been fighting beside parents from the beginning.

Assemblyman Ed Ra’s statement regarding review of Common Core:

Ra Pleased With Push For New Common Core Standards

September 3, 2015
Assemblyman Ed Ra (R-Franklin Square) today reiterated his support for a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Common Core Standards in light of Gov. Cuomo’s recent comments on the issue. Ra stressed that while he is glad the governor is finally making necessary steps to remedy Common Core’s implementation, the Assembly Minority Conference has been pushing for a solution for years.
“I’m glad Gov. Cuomo is finally taking action and convening a process to provide a comprehensive review of the implementation of the flawed Common Core curriculum,” said Ra. “I hope the governor will convene a proper cross-section of stakeholders and allow a thorough and honest process with no preordained outcome. My colleagues and I in the Assembly Minority Conference have been offering solutions to Common Core and calling for action on this issue for years; it’s frustrating that it took the governor this long to come around, but I’m happy we are finally going to do right by our children, parents and teachers.”
Ra has been at the forefront of education reform in New York State. Ra and the Assembly Minority Conference first introduced The Achieving Pupil Preparedness & Launching Excellence (APPLE) Plan in the Assembly in 2014. The APPLE Plan would help ensure state education standards are age- and grade-appropriate and provide proper flexibility for special student populations.