State Sen. Greg Ball, R-Patterson will host a Common Core forum in Carmel Thursday night. Read below for more details from his office:
Senator Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson) is inviting parents, teachers and concerned residents to attend a Common Core Forum at the Carmel Town Hall on January 16th at 6:00 PM.
Common Core was designed to provide a uniformed standard for students, preparing them for college and careers. However, many residents have raised concerns with the program and its implementation.
Senator Greg Ball will be hosting the community forum to review the impact of Common Core in New York State and to seek input on draft legislation addressing issues with the new standards. Senator Ball is currently working with the community to introduce a bill calling for an immediate 3-year moratorium on the controversial new standards until the issues can be resolved.
“According to the federal government, Common Core was designed to provide a uniformed standard for students, preparing them for college and careers. Regardless of the good intentions, Common Core has become an Uncommon Disaster. I am hosting this Common Core Community Forum to hear first hand from my constituents and those affected by these new standards. My office has been inundated with phone calls, emails, letters and faxes from parents, teachers, students and community members that are very concerned with this new program. We must be committed to providing our students with the best possible education available. However, education is not about teaching to the test and it should never become a one size fits all endeavor, sinking to the lowest common denominator,” said Senator Greg Ball.
The public and those in the education community are invited to attend. Attendees will be given a chance to speak, but will be asked to limit their remarks to three minutes.
What: Common Core Forum
When: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 6:00 PM.
Where: Carmel Town Hall: 60 McAlpin Ave, Mahopac, NY 10541