By Tom Precious
ALBANY -- Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino says Gov. Andrew Cuomo is burying his head in the sand when it comes to the state's controversial Common Core program.
Hours after Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and two co-leaders of the Senate demanded a two-year moratorium for the Common Core's implementation, the Cuomo administration said such a delay would be premature before a task force Cuomo wants to create gets to recommend its solutions before the session ends in June. (Cuomo has not yet created the task force and critics say another round of standardized tests under Common Core will be administered in April).
“I don’t need a task force to tell me that Common Core is a disaster and the Cuomo Common Core has been a nightmare for everyone around the state,’’ Astorino, considering a run against Cuomo, said in an interview this evening.