I've been in the math education field for more than 40 years as a teacher and consultant.
Never have I seen such an all-out assault on our teachers and children. The Common Core algebra 1 Regents test was abusive. I don't care that the cutoff will enable students to pass; children know when they did poorly, and this can have a lasting effect on them.
Any attempt at creating more students to enter STEM careers -- science, technology, engineering and math -- will be dashed by exams such as this.
Marlene E. Natale, West Hempstead