Common Core Forum at WSKG

Joshua B Ludzki

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About the Common Core Forum

On November 25, 2013 at 2PM, WSKG Public Media hosted a discussion of the Common Core Standards with New York State Education Commissioner John King. Commissioner King answered audience questions during the hour-long forum at WSKG studios, and it was broadcast live on WSKG Radio.

The forum was hosted by Susan Arbetter, host of The Capitol Pressroom radio program. She is the News & Public Affairs Director at WCNY.

Other guests on the panel included Merryl H. Tisch, Chancellor of the NYS Board of Regents; and James R. Tallon, Jr., NYS Board of Regents, Judicial District VI.

WSKG hosted the third of four scheduled public broadcasting forums, in addition to 12 town hall meetings taking place at schools across the state, addressing the controversial implementation of the Common Core Standards in New York State.

In a news release, King said that he wants a “respectful, direct and constructive dialogue with parents. More and smaller discussions will make sure there is a real opportunity for parents to be heard."


Audience Information

Participants were selected using under the direction of community members of the Education Advisory Committee of WSKG.

Those who are selected must respond by 5pm on November 21 with availability to attend the forum or you will forfeit your entry pass.

Attendees who are selected must arrive at the WSKG Studios at 601 Gates Road, Vestal on November 25, 2013 by 1:00PM in order to pick up your entry pass and attend the forum. Those who do not arrive by this time risk forfeiting their entry pass.
On this date and time, you must present photo ID in order to claim your entry pass. Entry passes are non-transferrable.  

All audience members are invited to submit questions for consideration upon arriving at the forum.

Community members who serve on the Education Advisory Board of WSKG will review questions and chose the ones that address the widest possible scope of the subject.