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New York State Education Commissioner John King and New York State Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch held a forum in our studio to discuss the new Common Core Standards being implemented by New York and 45 other states. More than 100 parents and teachers attended. Many were critical of how the state has adopted the new academic standards and the assessment tests that are tied to the Common Core and new statewide teacher evaluations.
Panel includes: Dr. John B. King, Jr., New York State Education Department Commissioner; Dr. Merryl Tisch, New York State Board of Regents Chancellor; Stephen Broadwell, Superintendent Willsboro Central School; Amy Campbell, Principal, Beekmantown Central Middle School; Kathyrn Brown, English Teacher Chazy Central Rural School; Michelle Doorey, Parent.