About 800 people packed into the Mineola High School auditorium in Garden City Park on Wednesday night to give Commissioner John King Jr. an earful.
State PTA President Lana Ajemian announced the group is launching a campaign called “Hear Our Voice,” which aims to convince the state to halt Common Core testing for at least one year.
There’s growing criticism about what’s being taught in New York State public schools under the controversial new Common Core curriculum.
New York State Department of Education Commissioner John King, Jr. canceled the meetings following what he called “disruptions caused by the special interests” during the first meeting in Poughkeepsie.
City and state education officials met with teachers Thursday, one day after the New York State standardized test scores were released.
Parents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.
This week, students from third through eighth grade in New York have been taking the new Common Core standardized tests in both math and language arts.
The statewide boycott of the new Common Core standardized tests is growing larger in New York as students head in for day two of the exams.
Lately there has been an uproar among parents in New York who are upset with state standardized tests they say are too hard for their children.
Children as young as 8 years old could soon be reading books on bombings, weapons and war as part of a new curriculum approved by city and state education officials.