The information below is from Stop Common Core in New York State:
Senator John Flanagan (2nd Senate District), Chairman of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Education, announced that the Education Committee will be holding a series of hearings to review the impact and effectiveness of recent state education reforms.
The hearings will primarily focus on several major issues including state assessments, the implementation of common core state standards, and the protection of student privacy.
Remainder of link here: Senator Flanagan’s Educational Hearings
September 17th, 2013 Long Island (Suffolk Community College)
October 1st, 2013 Syracuse (Syracuse City Hall)
October 16th, 2013 Buffalo (Buffalo City Hall)
October 29th, 2013 New York City (Senate Hearing Room NY)
Parents YOU need to call, write and email your elected officials NOW and demand to be part of these hearings. This process should NOT be staged and no one should be “cherry picked”. If you do not know who your state legislator is scroll down below to “Find Your Senator” or “Find your representative“
Find out if your Senator or Assembly member is a part of the Education Committee if so, call, write or email them and ask them for for details about the upcoming educational hearings and tell the that you would like to be part of the process.
Please call, write and email Senator Flanagan’s office NOW to ask for more details about the hearings after all even if you are not a constituent of his he is still accountable to ALL New York Parents due to his position: Chairman of the New York State Senate for the Education Committee!
District Office: (631) 361-2154
260 County Road, Suite 10
Smithtown, NY 117787
Albany Office: (518) 455-2071
Room 805 Legislative Office Building
Albany, NY 112247
CALLING **ALL** NEW YORKERS:
Mothers, fathers, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older sisters & brothers anyone who has a child in their life that they love and are the apple of your eye. Action is NEEDED! It only takes an email or letter to voice your concerns. If we want to make a difference there needs to be engagement from all 62 counties across New York State.
Contact your Representatives and Senators on both levels, even local.
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