It is unfortunate when a state, public entity decides to unilaterally remove a public forum meant to allow democracy to take place. At this forum there was time allotted for questions after the marathon 90-minute presentation on the Common Core; this was taken up by shouts and questions from the audience as to the validity of the Common Core in general. These protests are echoed in the news from Buffalo to NYC. In fact, people are now pushing for an end to the reign of John King:
I hope these outspoken community members continue their work and that someone listens to their pleas about how the Common Core has been misused and misrepresented in New York.