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Cora Gilbert, a student in the Jamesville-DeWitt School District, was the youngest audience member to speak to King. “I don’t like that students have to take tests at the beginning of the year with stuff on them that we know nothing about,” she said. “It’s frustrating and it makes us feel stupid.”

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Common Core continues to cause controversy

CNY community voices its opinion at forum with State Education Commissioner

For the second time this school year, New York State Education Commissioner Dr. John King paid a visit to the Fayetteville-Manlius School District. But instead of observing classrooms and speaking with administrators, this time King faced a crowd of around 200 people, composed mainly of frustrated parents, teachers and students.


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