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State Ed Commissioner Should Meet with NYC Parents on Recent Reforms

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On October 18, New York State Education Commissioner John King, Jr. announced he and the State Board of Regents would be holding a series of 12 forums in school districts across the state to meet with parents and educators to discuss the Common Core Standards and other education reforms approved by the State Board of Regents. I was deeply disappointed to see that New York City, with its approximately 1.1 million public school students, was left off the list of school districts where forums will be held. Please see below my letter to Commissioner King urging him to hold an additional forum in New York City during the first round of public meetings.