Journal News: “Regents board considers research paper requirement”
. . . “It sounds like this idea is consistent with the best aspects of the Common Core,” said Christine Clayton, chairwoman of the education department at Pace University’s Pleasantville campus. “Clearly, a research paper of some sort is a more authentic task than writing something in 45 or 60 minutes on an exam.”
Many school officials have criticized the state for mandating too many costly, time-consuming reforms, and Clayton was concerned that administrators and teachers might not welcome another requirement.
“My worry is that it will become a perfunctory exercise,” she said.
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