Video: NYSED Suspends PTA Town Halls – Parents Share Fustrations

By | October 12, 2013

NYS Education Commissioner John King recently suspended the remaining CC Town Hall meetings that were sponsored by the NYS PTA. The one, and only, meeting can be viewed below.

From the NYS PTA Facebook Page:

Dear PTA Members and Friends,

The NY State Education Commissioner’s office has requested suspending the remaining Town Hall meetings on the Common Core scheduled for:

  • Tuesday, October 15-Garden City HS, 170 Rockaway Ave, Garden City…
  • Wednesday, October 16- Shenendehowa HS West, 970 Rt 146 Clifton Park
  • Thursday, October 24- Williamsville North HS, 1595 Hopkins Rd Williamsville
  • Wednesday, October 30-New Hartford SHS, 33 Oxford Rd,New Hartford

While our goal was to provide an opportunity to learn and share, based on review of the initial October 10 meeting, the Commissioner concluded the outcome was not constructive for those taking the time to attend. Please know that NYS PTA will continue to work with all education and child advocacy partners to keep our members updated and informed on education, health, safety and welfare issues affecting children and families.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and express our sincere appreciation to those who have given their time to assist with organizing this initiative.

New York State PTA

A video posted on youtube that highlights the Q&A portion of the event:

NYS Commissioner of Education Dr. John B. King, Jr. and PTA hold the first of five presentations across the state on Common Core followed by Q&A and public comment. This video contains the shortest part of the evening, the public comment period where parents express contempt for Common Core.–Poughkeepsie, New York. October 10, 2013.

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