State Education Commissioner Dr. John King meets with school officials at Oyster Bay High School after canceling Common Core meeting
OYSTER BAY - State Education Commissioner Dr. John King met with education officials today at Oyster Bay High School after he canceled a town hall-style meeting in Garden City on the Common Core curriculum.
King canceled the Garden City meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, after a similar public forum in Poughkeepsie. YouTube video shows parents screaming at King over the controversial curriculum.
According to King, special interest groups disrupted the dialogue and the meeting.
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King says Common Core is a new way of measuring students' ability to think and reason. He says it will take time for students and parents to get familiar with the materials.
Rosemarie Catanzariti, a retired teacher and grandmother, says Common Core is focusing more on a test than education.