Billed as an opportunity to “gather information, ask questions and share concerns with NYS Commissioner of Education John King”, the NYS PTA sponsored Town Hall Meeting on the Common Core and privacy issues was anything but. After speaking uninterrupted for 1 hour and 40 minutes, Commissioner King allowed parents 20 minutes to speak. During this…
Please call:Governor Andrew Cuomo (518) 474-8390Speaker of the House, Sheldon Silver (518) 455-3791Co-Senate Majority Leaders:Senator Dean Skelos (518) 455-3171Senator Jeffrey Klein (518) 455-3595Senate Education Chair, John Flanagan (518) 455-2071Assembly Education Chair, Catherine Nolan (518) 455-4851Chancellor Merryl Tisch (518) 474-5889 Call your http://www.scribd.com/doc/181414400/NYS-Contact-List Interstate 587Kingston, NY 12401Suggested Phone Script:My name is ( ) and I demand the…
Demand he speak up and use his influence to get New York’s education system back on the right course.
“The Governor has tried to distance himself from the current uproar by claiming that education is not his jurisdiction. As evidenced in this letter (http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/lettertoBoardofRegents) to Chancellor Merryl Tisch in 2011 regarding performance evaluations for teachers, the Governor has a huge influence over what happens to our schools, and it is his responsibility to protect the children of this state from further damage” says Tim Farley, a parent and a principal of the Ichabod Crane School in Kinderhook, New York.
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Fax # (518) 474-1513.
Here is the Press Release:
Parents, educators and community members across the state of New York have voiced deep concerns with the Common Core Learning Standards, excessive high-stakes standardized testing and the sharing of personally identifiable student information without parental consent. Many forums, meetings and hearings have been held throughout the state over the last two months, at which vehement opposition to the current policies of the State Education Department has been expressed by