Last night, at a PTA Town Hall meeting upstate, NYSED Commish John King was absolutely lambasted by parents and educators for the reform agenda that he has forced onto New York State Public Schools. As a result, King, who is a coward and a crony of Senator John Flanagan, has canceled all remaining PTA Town Hall meetings.
Via the New York State PTA’s Facebook page…
Dear PTA Members and Friends,
The NY State Education Commissioner’s office has requested suspending the remaining Town Hall meetings on the Common Core scheduled for:
Tuesday, October 15-Garden City HS, 170 Rockaway Ave, Garden City
Wednesday, October 16- Shenendehowa HS West, 970 Rt 146 Clifton Park
Thursday, October 24- Williamsville North HS, 1595 Hopkins Rd Williamsville
Wednesday, October 30-New Hartford SHS, 33 Oxford Rd,New Hartford
While our goal was to provide an opportunity to learn and share, based on review of the initial October 10 meeting, the Commissioner concluded the outcome was not constructive for those taking the time to attend. Please know that NYS PTA will continue to work with all education and child advocacy partners to keep our members updated and informed on education, health, safety and welfare issues affecting children and families.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and express our sincere appreciation to those who have given their time to assist with organizing this initiative.
New York State PTA
This is absolutely unthinkable. It’s one thing to ignore the pleas of educators over the last few years. But now the commissioner has essentially told parents that he doesn’t care what they think either. He and his merry band of reformers will just shut us all out and continue to jam the reforms down our throats. Nothing will stand in his way of pleasing the plutocrats behind this agenda. Not teachers, not parents, and certainly not children. If this does not enrage you, then you should be checked for a pulse.
Every educator and parent in New York State should be bombarding their legislators this weekend telling them to “Fire John King!”
Here is King being skewered last night…