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The Common Core learning standards are creating a stir, and State Senator Joseph Addabbo wants to hear from parents, students and educators.

Addabbo is holding a town hall meeting on Thursday, Feb. 13, seeking input on what some have called “controversial” core standards.

Issues regarding new federal standards – including privacy concerns – and the efficacy of using standardized tests in conjunction with the core will be addressed. Also discussed will be eliminating testing in younger grades and the correlation between test results and administrative performance.

“Common Core has a noble goal: that of preparing all of our children for college and successful careers,” Addabbo said. “However, its implementation so far has been haphazard at best and nightmarish at worst, causing great concern and stress.”

This will potentially be the first meeting in a series of Common Core gatherings. It will be held at P.S. 232 the Walter Ward School from 7 to 9 p.m.

For more information or to express interest, contact Addabbo’s Howard Beach office at 718-738-1111.

 

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