Floundering at the Forums: John King faces more Common Core critics
Taking a look at this blog post regarding the Common Core transition in New York state, I’m struck by the disconnect between the policy and the practitioners. That gap is certainly not unique, but it seems particularly wide in New York right now. How about here in California? Do you think we’re dodging the worst of what’s happening in New York? Do you think we’re headed down the same road, just further behind? Share your thoughts here if you like – I’ll write my own post on the topic soon!
Live streaming the Common Core forums taking place throughout New York state has become a type of spectator sport for me. While chopping vegetables for dinner, I cheer on my fellow advocates as they speak the truth about corporate education reform to a panel of policymakers that include Commissioner John King and Merryl Tisch, NYS Board of Regents chancellor.
On Monday, October 28, 2013, around 70 parents and educators spoke to the panel at Port Chester Middle School in Westchester County, New York. There are thousands more of us in social media, in classrooms, in offices, and in homes who share these speakers’ sentiments. We are organized and unwavering in our mission to protect our “special interests”: the children of New York state. The next forum will take place in Suffolk County, Long Island on November 6, 2013. Here is a…
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