JAMESTOWN – The top public education administrator of New York State will be making a visit to Jamestown this afternoon.
New York Education Commissioner John King, Jr. will host a public educational forum to discuss the controversial Common Core Learning Standards and the New York State Board of Regents’ reform agenda. The forum will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Jamestown High School Auditorium.
In addition to providing information on Common Core and other education reform, the forum will also provide audience members an opportunity to ask questions. Volunteers will be on hand beforehand, circulating a sign-up sheet for audience members who wish to ask a question. Anyone wishing to pose a direct question to King may want to arrive earlier than the 5 p.m. start time in order to get their name on the sheet.
Along with King, Board of Regents Chancellor Emeritus Robert Bennett will also be in attendance.
The forum being co-hosted by the Jamestown school district and Jamestown Community College and will be moderated by the Chautauqua County League of Women Voters.
Again it begins at 5 p.m. in the Jamestown High School Auditorium and is open to the public.