Ny Education Chief Hears From Common Core Critics

10.25.13 | Bob Price

State Education Commissioner John King Jr. told an audience of parents and teachers yesterday that New York is not going to delay the new Common Core standards, but is open to making changes going forward. The new standards, have been adopted by most states despite some criticism that they are tantamount to a national curriculum. King spoke at a forum in Albany, his first since an earlier series of planned appearances was canceled after he was shouted down at a meeting in Poughkeepsie . He didn't encounter any similar disruption last night and got polite applause at the end of the event in an auditorium filled with 600 parents, students and teachers.