Three representatives from SWR spoke at Tuesday night’s Common Core Fourm. To here the questions/comments they posed to Commissioner King, click the links below.
You can also listen to the response that Commissioner King gave to all of the speakers.
Close to 1,000 teachers and parents from SWR and other area districts showed up at Sen. Flanagan’s office yesterday to express our displeasure at how he’s been doing his job as chair of the Senate Education committee.
For more pictures, SWRTA photo album, or click here for more pictures from the PJSTA website.
- As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Education, Flanagan has blocked two pieces of NYSUT supported legislation (stopping testing in K-2 and protecting the privacy of student data collected by the testing companies) which were passed virtually unanimously in the Assembly.
- He is the only Long Island legislator to accept money (over $10,000) from Michelle Rhee’s pro-testing, anti-union PAC.
- Senator Flanagan is one of only two State Senators who are taking money from ALEC (The American Legislative Exchange Council, a powerful lobbying group which promotes, among many other things, legislation to undercut public education).
- Senator Flanagan has been holding invitation only hearings on education reform, but somehow has neglected to invite representatives from the school districts within his legislative area.