Long Island residents criticize Common Core curriculum at community forum

About 1,500 angry parents and educators packed Ward Melville High School last night to protest the controversial Common Core curriculum. In the crossfire was State

More than 1,000 Long Island residents packed the forum to give State Education Commissioner John King an earful of criticism about the controversial curriculum.

More than 1,000 Long Island residents packed the forum to give State Education Commissioner John King an earful of criticism about the controversial curriculum. (11/13/13)

EAST SETAUKET - About 1,500 angry parents and educators packed Ward Melville High School last night to protest the controversial Common Core curriculum.

In the crossfire was State Education Commissioner John King, the man behind the new curriculum.

Long Islanders say they want him to scale back the testing, slow down the standards, and stop relying on scores that put stress on kids and teachers.

At the meeting, many said they were upset that 70 percent of state's students have failed the new tests and several kids now consider themselves failures.

Many people also complained about how controlled the forum was, which allowed only five pre-selected people to speak from 12 Suffolk County school districts.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Nearly a dozen people reportedly made their way 1 11 JFK travelers reportedly go through security unchecked
Dozens of people gathered in East Setauket Monday 2 'Not My Presidents Day' rally draws dozens in East Setauket
Nassau Police say they arrested a 23-year-old man 3 Police: Uber driver beaten unconscious by passenger
Supervisor Larry Cantwell says that's not a role 4 Easthampton declines to join immigration crackdown
The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found 5 Study: Most parents don't properly store prescription pills

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

YouTube video shows a room full of parents Garden City Common Core meeting canceled

Hundreds of Long Island parents say they've been denied a chance to air their concerns

YouTube video shows a room full of parents Education commissioner meets with school officials

State Education Commissioner Dr. John King met with education officials today at Oyster Bay High

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE