Goddard-Riverside Community Center, 593 Columbus Ave.
Community Free Democrats Meeting
Thursday, October 1, 7:30 p.m.
(NE corner of West 88th Street)

We welcome our panel of education leaders:

Kathleen Cashin, member, State Board of Regents

Ben Shuldiner, member, Mayor’s Panel on Education Policy

Dan Katz, chair, Common Core Committee of the Community Education Council, District 3 (Upper West Side)

Some Issues to be discussed include:

  • The Common Core State Standards, which New York has adopted, and the state tests aligned to these standards, which are now administered to students beginning in 3rd grade. The standards and tests have generated opposition on both sides of the aisle in the form of a statewide opt-out protest movement, an issue-specific ballot line (“Stop Common Core”) in 2014 and posturing and/or problem-solving from the public and private
  • The aspirations and limitations of the new standards
  • Lessons to be learned from the controversial way they were rolled out in our state and The public backlash against the standards and how public officials have responded.

Bring your questions and join us for a timely and informative conversation.CFD’s monthly meetings are free and open to the public.