Statement from NYGOP Chairman Nick Langworthy on Cuomo Suggesting the End of Classroom Learning and Tapping of Billionaire and Common Core Architect Bill Gates to ‘Reimagine’ New York’s Education System
May 7, 2020
“The suggestion that school buildings and classroom learning are no longer necessary and putting multi-billionaire Bill Gates in charge of ‘re-imagining’ education is an outrageous affront to our education system, parents and school children.
“Bill Gates was also the architect of the disastrous Common Core program that did irreparable damage to New York’s education system. Over the past several years, there has been a consistent deterioration of respect for our educators and understanding of how children learn. Like so many parents across the state of New York, my wife Erin and I have dealt firsthand with the pitfalls of distance learning and the void left by not our daughter not having personal interactions with her teachers and fellow students.
“Our kids are not an experiment for a bored multi-billionaire. Classroom learning is essential to the education and development of our youth, and we will fight to protect it.”