Common Core Task Force Public Meeting Schedule

Does the Common Core Task Force seated by Governor Cuomo really want to hear about the problems with Common Core?  They aren’t giving people a whole lot of time to prepare comments for or to attend the public meetings being held around the state.

Last week, the task force announced its first public meeting (in New Rochelle) just two days before the event was held. And on Tuesday, the task force announced it will host five listening sessions on Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. in regions across the state to taking testimony from the public on the standards.

The task force’s website, however, had incomplete information about the meetings and faulty links. After POLITICO New York made inquiries about the schedule with the governor’s office on Tuesday afternoon, the times and locations were removed from the site entirely and were later replaced.

“Advocates question Common Core task force schedule” November 3, 2015

The article continues with a number of concerns about the announcement of and timing of the five public meetings being held day after tomorrow (Friday November 6, 2015).  Ten total meetings were promised.  A meeting in Erie County on November 18 has apparently been posted since the article referenced so that means here are four more yet to be scheduled.

Here is the email invitation received by some people for the November 6 meetings:


The Common Core Task Force cordially invites you to attend a Regional Common Core Listening Session

Friday, November 6, 2015
3:00 PM — 5:00 PM
Check-in will begin at 2:30 PM.

Participants will have the opportunity to deliver up to three minutes of timed testimony to selected Task Force members and staff.

Meetings will be held in the following regions. We anticipate that additional sessions will be scheduled in the near future.

Long Island
Stony Brook University Research and Development Park
Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT)
1500 Stony Brook Road
Stony Brook, NY 11794-6040

New York City
LaGuardia Community College
Poolside Café
31-10 Thomson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101

Hudson Valley
SUNY Purchase College
Humanities Building, Theater
735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, NY 10577

Capital Region
Crossings of Colonie
Large Meeting Room
580 Albany Shaker Rd
Loudonville, NY 12211

Finger Lakes/Western New York
Genesee Community College
Conable Technology Building, Room T-102
One College Rd.
Batavia, NY 14020

We encourage you to R.S.V.P here.

R.S.V.P is appreciated but not required and all guests are welcome as space permits. Any attendee wishing to deliver testimony will be invited to do so, within the time available. Written testimony will also be accepted at the event, or can be uploaded to our website here.

For details on event location and parking, or to learn more about past and upcoming events, please visit our website.

Thank you!