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Video: Commissioner King Talks Common Core At Committee Meeting

Common Core, educational standards, and other topics were on the agenda at a New York State Senate Education Committee meeting.

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr. and Senator John Flanagan joined the New York State Senate Education Committee meeting to speak to members on a variety of education issues such as the newly implemented Common Core Standards. 

"I was thinking about this meeting and the context of the issues we are dealing with and I don't think it can be overstated the importance of the work that we do, not only as individual members, but the work that gets done in the area of education," said Flanagan. "We have an awesome responsibility and a daunting challenge…and that's shape the lives of boys and girls…who at the very least are college and career ready."

After a short speech, Flanagan opened the floor for comments. Check out the full video above.

Video Courtesy of Robert Caroppoli, Director of Communications for Senator Flanagan. 

What do you think about their discussion?
Get Off My Lawn January 27, 2014 at 08:41 PM
New York’s new, multi-agency surveillance program will collect data on public school students, starting from preschool to their entry into the workforce and potentially throughout their entire lives. Developed by the New York State Education Department, funded by the federal government and promoted by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the P-20 data collection program allows government entities to share and access records for every student in the state with the overall goal of monitoring individuals from childhood to death. “In the end, it will provide a more robust state data system.” Gates said recently. Others, however, have pointed out the obvious privacy issues and Orwellian characteristics of this data collection.

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